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Learning doesn’t end when you receive your diploma. Northeastern alumni are lifelong learners, eager to stay ahead of the curve. As you look for ways to be more resilient, explore the myriad of opportunities offered by our office to help you expand your knowledge, keep your finger on the pulse of the future and achieve what’s next.

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SEPTEMBER 2020 PROGRAM

The Demystifying the Entrepreneurial Journey program is now open for registration. This Lifelong Learning: On Demand program runs from September 1-30, and it includes the opportunity to earn a non-credit digital badge. Learn from Northeastern experts including Kim Eddleston, Francesca Grippa, Jamie Ladge, Betsy Ludwig, and Amanda Welsh about fundamental skills related to business idea advancement, market analysis, negotiation, capital, and networking.

REGISTRATION

  • There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. Registration is available until September 30, 2020.
  • Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon registering that includes a link to access the program content.
  • Completion of the quiz questions for each of the three learning modules is required by September 30, 2020, to earn a non-credit digital badge.
  • The program is open and running from September 1- 30, 2020. The program will be archived for future access, beginning in early October 2020.

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Learn new perspectives and skills to inspire you to take your ideas or business forward
  • Discover hidden biases that hold women back from entrepreneurship
  • Explore ways to leverage and grow your personal and professional networks to help you succeed
  • Learn about the resources available to you in your entrepreneurial journey from the Northeastern ecosystem

BENEFITS OF A DIGITAL BADGE

  • Highlight specific skills that employers, investors, and partners consider valuable
  • Become more visible within the entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Showcase your passion for pursuing professional development opportunities


PROGRAM FAQS

How do I register for this program?

To register for complimentary access to the Demystifying the Entrepreneurial Journey program, click here by September 30, 2020. Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon registering with a link to access program content. Completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by September 30, 2020 11:59 PM EST, to earn a non-credit digital badge.

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What resources will I need for this program?

The only resource needed is an internet connection to access the program content and emails.

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When does the program meet?

The program does not meet in-person. It is completely online. You can watch the program videos and read the supporting materials, at any time, on demand, when it is convenient to you.

The completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by September 30, 2020 11:59 PM EST, to earn a digital badge. Each learning module should take about 1.5-2 hours to complete. The program content is available beginning September 1, 2020. The program will be archived here for future access, beginning in early October.

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Can I earn credit for completing the program?

Academic credit is not offered for the completion of Lifelong Learning: On Demand programs. The digital badge offered for this Lifelong Learning: On Demand program is not a form of academic credit. To learn more about professional programs – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, certificates, and bootcamps – offered at Northeastern University, click here.

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What is a digital badge?

A digital badge is a validated acknowledgement of specific skills or knowledge a person gains across different learning experiences. A badge is one type of micro-credential that helps the earner represent these learning achievements digitally, using a branded symbol that the earner can share on professional and social networks of his or her choosing, and/or by email. Northeastern creates, shares, and issues digital badges through the Acclaim platform. This Lifelong Learning: On Demand program is not directly affiliated with Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies learning assessments.

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What value does a digital badge have?

Badges associated with non-credit, short-term learning experiences, including Lifelong Learning: On Demand programs, show the badge earner’s commitment to continuous learning around topics relevant to their personal and/or professional goals. Badges may also help career advancers highlight new skills, or network with others who share similar interests and experiences. For those considering a career change or an advanced degree, earning a badge is a great way to explore the topic in a low-risk way before making a bigger commitment or life change.

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How do I receive my digital badge?

Completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by September 30 11:50 PM EST, to earn a non-credit digital badge for the Demystifying the Entrepreneurial Journey program. The badge is not available to learners who access the archived version of this program from September 30, 2020 onwards.

If you have completed the required program assessment questions for each of the three learning modules for the Demystifying the Entrepreneurial Journey program, you will receive an email on October 5, 2020, from Acclaim, Northeastern’s digital badging platform. This will provide step-by-step instructions on how to claim and share your badge.

Badges can be posted on your social and professional networks; resumes and CVs; portfolios; or sent via email and/or text message. We encourage you to claim and share your badge.

Please note that you will not need any special software to access or share your badge. However, you will need to create a free account on the Acclaim badging platform, using the same email you provided when you signed up for this Lifelong Learning: On Demand program.

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Do you have additional questions?

Please contact Jovvann-Dominque Cafua at j.cafua@northeastern.edu or 617.373.6827.

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Additional offerings

Lifetime Learning Membership

As a member of the Northeastern community, you are already a member of the Lifetime Learning Network. Your Lifetime Learning Membership provides you with post-graduate degree opportunities and pathways to over 200 master’s and doctoral degrees, bootcamps, and certificate programs across the globe. Whether you’re pursuing an undergraduate education or returning to earn your next credential, your Lifetime Learning Membership is here to shape and extend your Northeastern experience.

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Northeastern’s global university system connects you to career acceleration through a revolutionary new approach to delivering quality, top-tier professional programs multiple learning channels, including online, on-ground, and hybrid. Northeastern enables this with coursework and curricula developed in cooperation with partner institutions and aligned with in-demand, leading-edge industries. Locations in the global university system are Burlington, Charlotte, Nahant, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Vancouver.