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ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR THE GIG ECONOMY

In our fast-paced gig economy, having a diverse set of skills is the only way to succeed. In this 3-course Professional Certificate, you will learn creative approaches to self-management and entrepreneurship from award-winning business owners. Find your voice through the creative writing process, then learn how to tell a very different visual story through the power of data visualization. Empower yourself to take advantage of creative ideas and pursue new employment opportunities.

What you’ll walk away with:

  • Core strategies for self-promotion, financial management, and career planning
  • Fundamental data visualization skills to create persuasive charts and graphs in Excel and Tableau
  • A portfolio of writing samples that cover a wide range of literary genres

Certificate pricing and details:

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  • 9-credit tuition (3 credits per course): $2,691
  • Non-credit tuition: $2,115
  • Fees: $120 Registration Fee (required for both credit and non-credit options)
  • Duration: 24 weeks

SAVE 10% OFF TUITION WITH CODE “CERT10” AT CHECKOUT WHEN YOU SELECT “APPLY A DISCOUNT” UNDER EACH COURSE.

Certificate Courses

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Creative Writing and Storytelling Essentials

There is a story inside you waiting to be told. In this introductory creative writing and storytelling course, explore new…
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Data Visualization Using Excel and Tableau

Learn how to transform data into compelling graphics and dashboards using Excel and Tableau. During this course, you'll become fluent…
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Self-Management and Entrepreneurship

Build your skills as a creative entrepreneur in this Self-Management and Entrepreneurship course with Columbia College Chicago Online.
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Candice Bradley

Candice Bradley is a quantitative anthropologist, teaching courses in the data sciences. She received a Ph.D. in social science from UC Irvine, which has produced the most quantitative anthropologists in the US. She studied women’s empowerment and fertility in Africa and has done research in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Bradley’s underlying interest is in research methods and data analysis, which has led her to the study of data visualization.

Course: Data Visualization Using Excel and Tableau

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Justin Sinkovich

Throughout his career, Justin Sinkovich has started a record store and music venue, managed a record label and founded multiple music startups, including Epitonic.com, one of the first and most influential MP3 websites. His first record store, Landspeed Records, won “Best New Business” of the year (Metro Pulse).

In 2011, the music discovery startup—Epitonic, had grown to include a music and comedy festival, a live recording session series, a record label and a management company. While teaching full time, Sinkovich remains an active entrepreneur, consultant, producer and musician.

Course: Self-Management and Entrepreneurship

"Self-management and freelancing has a very realistic approach to life. Making the tasks more personal and implementing them in the class makes me feel like I can do this in the future."

— Camila R., Columbia Online Studeney
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Sam Weller

Sam Weller is a fiction and nonfiction writer. Weller is an award-winning author and writer of the national bestseller, The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury. He co-edited the short fiction anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, and in 2014, the graphic novel adaptation of Shadow Show was published. Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury and has given more than 350 talks worldwide.

Courses: Creative Writing and Storytelling Essentials, Creative Storytelling Featuring Ray Bradbury

Each lesson reveals the endless possibilities our writings can accomplish. Through this, I believe it will further our expectations and ambitions as we delve deeper into the world of writing. It opens worlds, such as the lesson revolving around forms of narrative that could really be useful in times of struggle.

— Cristian R., Columbia Online Student

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