Looking to Continue Your Education After College?

Here’s why you should.

Just the thought of going back to school as an adult, after college, can be exciting and intimidating. But did you know that doing so can open up a brand new world of career opportunities? Not only that, it can also keep your brain active and open your eyes to personally rewarding experiences. 

Continuing Your Education

At Clayton State University, our Continuing Education program is for students looking for new journeys in life; the courses are competency-based and created in response to real industry needs. 

Here are a few benefits that coincide with attending our Continuing Education program:

We offer VA benefits for veterans looking to expand their skills. 

Funding from the GI Bill helps veterans who want to receive job training or go back to school after they’ve served. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, and you want to enhance your skills or re-enter the workforce in a brand new field, head to this website to figure out how to apply your VA benefits towards your education. At Clayton State, we offer VA-approved programs under a variety of disciplines. 

There’s no doubt that you already have a wide array of skills under your belt, and going back to school will introduce you to a whole set of new ones. Whether you want to pursue a career in nursing, project management, or maybe even event and meeting planning, we offer programs that will suit you. 

Check out the approved list here

Learning these new skills primes you for all sorts of new experiences and opportunities. Going back to school after serving provides a reprieve from military life without the pressure to look for jobs right away. Instead, spend time learning all that you can to make sure that you’re the best version of yourself when you re-enter the workforce. 

Get help from our PMP exam prep courses. 

In order to get certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI), you’ve got to pass the PMP exam. This exam is long and comprehensive, and it’s by no means a walk in the park. Passing isn’t easy, but it’s the best way to make sure that you meet industry-wide standards when you enter the world of project management. 

Holding a PMP certificate also makes you an attractive candidate for employers. If you pass the exam and are awarded a certificate, you have the opportunity to make 25% more than project managers who didn’t pass the PMP exam.

But, like we said, the exam isn’t a cake walk, which is why Clayton State offers prep courses that can help you pass. 

Learn more about film and digital media. 

Film and digital media are constantly changing. There are feature films that have been shot with cell phones and CGI has become more advanced than ever. Every week, a new video goes viral. 

But, amidst all of this change, the foundation of film and media remains the same. It operates within the medium of visual storytelling and dramatic performances, putting to use expert editing and creative sound recording. Film is the lens through which we view the world that we live in. 

Taking film and digital media courses at Clayton State gives you an opportunity to explore new and traditional realms and learn more about a prevalent industry that is continually shifting with new trends. Our courses prepare you for a career in film and digital media that coincides with an unpredictable industry – with powerful writing skills, the ability to articulate your ideas, and the capacity to collaborate within your community, we’ll prepare you for a career in the entertainment industry. 

Get prepared with Microsoft courses.

We offer Microsoft courses that range from beginner to intermediate. As the IT job market becomes more competitive, these skills are more pertinent than ever before. If you don’t have them, you might not get the IT position that you’re looking for, and instead be stuck in one with low pay. 

Being certified in Microsoft programs attracts the attention of employers and lets them know that you’re capable of doing competent work. Being that Microsoft Office is used by individuals and professionals alike, it’s important to have skills in MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, and MS Project. Whether your goal is to work in accounting, business analysis, marketing, or coding, you’ll need to know your way around these programs. 

After taking Clayton State’s Microsoft courses, you will be certified in the program and therefore stand out against competition that is uncertified. 

The Perks of Going Back to School

These are four reasons out of a great number as to why you should go back to school after college. Continuing your education with Clayton State can only provide you with the best opportunities for your future. 

Check out our Course Catalog for Spring of 2023 to see what catches your eye.