Stackable certificates at Husson University allow students

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BANGOR, MAINE, July 6, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – BANGOR, MAINE – July 6, 2021 – After reviewing the academic result for the 2020-2021 school year, Husson University noticed a significant trend among its students at the College of Business and the New England School of Communications. As a prelude to graduation, students fill out cumulative credentials that they can use to demonstrate mastery of a particular area of ​​knowledge to potential employers.

According to the US Department of Labor, a cumulative degree is “part of a sequence of degrees that can be accumulated over time to develop an individual’s qualifications and help them pursue a career path or move up through the ranks. career paths to different and potentially higher. -paid jobs.1 In general, stackable credentials are short term programs that can lead to higher level credentials.

At Husson University, certificate programs consist of four to five courses. After obtaining a certificate, students can apply their course credits toward graduation. This is valuable for students who might consider taking a more comprehensive study program.

“Completing degrees with a certificate is also very beneficial,” said Marie Hansen, JD, PhD, SHRM-SCP, Dean of the College of Business at Husson University and the New England School of Communications (NESCom). “Students interested in specialized careers can now use certificates to demonstrate mastery of particular areas of expertise. This helps make students more attractive to hire professionals who are looking for employees with specific skills. “

A good example of this practice is Kyleigh Moore, class of 2021. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications with a concentration in Marketing Communications, Moore earned five separate certificates in Business Administration, Digital and Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, Broadcasting, and Web Media. . During her final semester at Husson University, Moore was named to the President’s List. Students who achieve President’s List honors must be enrolled as an undergraduate student, have a full-time charge of 12 credit hours, complete all attempted courses within the allotted time for the semester, and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 to 4.0.

“The certificate programs at Husson University have helped me distinguish myself from other job applicants,” Moore said. “Marketing is more than print media. Marketers today need to understand social media, graphics, and broadcasting to be effective. In addition, it is important to have business knowledge to deal with budget issues and to be an effective creative project manager. “

“The options available at Husson University allowed me to create a personalized training plan that matched my needs as a future communications professional,” Moore continued. “As a result, I was able to secure full-time employment immediately after graduating as a Marketing and Events Manager with United Way of Eastern Maine. Adding different certificates to my degree definitely worked for me.

Certificate programs are also a great way for working professionals to brush up on their current skills or learn new skills that will make them marketable. Employers like to create personalized certificates because it makes their efforts to train and retain employees easier.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the certificate programs available at Husson University can visit https://www.husson.edu/academics/degrees/certificates. Those interested in applying should contact Husson University Admissions at [email protected] or call 207.941.7000. Employers interested in having their employees participate in certificates or other personalized training should contact TJ Holloway, Director of Corporate Partnerships and Internships at [email protected] or call 207.941.7641.

For over 120 years, Husson University has shown its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that prepare future leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to providing affordable learning opportunities in the classroom, online and through experience, Husson University has become a top value in higher education. Characteristics of a Husson education include advanced knowledge provided through quality educational programs. According to a recent analysis of tuition and fees by American News and World Report, Husson University is one of New England’s most affordable private colleges. For more information on educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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1 Higher Learning Advocates, “Stackable Credentials Backgrounder,” Author: India Heckstall, https://higherlearningadvocates.org/resource/publications/stackable-credentials-backgrounder/, accessed June 29, 2021.

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