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    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    The course Designing Your Career by edX is mainly based on guiding for candidates to help them effectively shape their careers. They will be made to learn the approaches that can be undertaken for the smooth ride of their careers from beginning to end. This course applies to candidates of all age groups. This implies that almost anyone can take the first step towards a better future and that too for free!

    Designing Your Career certification course is being given by the instructors of Stanford which holds high ranks in the industry. This course mainly focuses on making the core of the students stronger in the field of business and management. The students can complete the Designing Your Career course in a span of 5 weeks by devoting 2-5 hours per week. This is a 6-week course and will require a weekly study of 5 to 8 hours. 2 tracks are offered to the candidates which they may choose for finishing the course. One is the verified track which if chosen will give unlimited access to the course materials and certificate with some fee. On the other hand, if someone chooses the audit track then he or she will get limited access to the course materials.

    The Highlights

    • Course by Stanford Online
    • Helpful course handouts
    • The effort of 2-5 hours a week required
    • English language course
    • Self-paced with limited access
    • Tenure of 6 weeks
    • Introductory level course
    • Video transcript language is English

    Programme Offerings

    • Discussion Forums
    • Audio/video lectures
    • assignments
    • Study Materials
    • Transcripts
    • Online Classroom

    Courses and Certificate Fees

    Certificate Availability

    What you will learn


    Candidates will get to know the following after this course:

    • They will get the exposure to break into a new field of study 
    • They will get to know about new approaches to approach and understand networking
    • They will be familiarised with the techniques to grasp professional opportunities
    • They will be given ideas about building new connections in the marketplace 
    • They will get to know about the outsider problem 
    • They will be provided with an informational interview
    • Candidates will get to know about the two types of networking- outbound and inbound
    • They will know about the elevator conversation

    Who it is for

    This course is mainly to target these audiences:

    • Candidates who want to venture into a new course
    • Candidates who want better approaches to designing their career 
    • Candidates who want to educate other children regarding the same  

    Admission Details

    The people who are interested in the area of accounting and business can enrol by abiding by the following steps given:

    Step 1: The main site can be accessed by going to the following link:

    Step 2: You must look for the option ‘Enroll now’ and press it.

    Step 3: Then you’ve to log in for the program.  Look for the description which is suitable for you and select it.

    Step 4: Then you will be provided with two options, whether you want to audit the selected course material or you want to pay for the certificate course.

    Step 5: If you select the audit option, you will be registered for the selected course and if you want a certificate, you can attain it by giving the charges.

    The Syllabus


    Stanford Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: What are the languages that this course is available in?

    This course is only available in English and hence all assignments need to be done in English.

    2: What is the meaning of transcripts?

    The subtitles to what the instructors are speaking in the course video are speaking. These are also downloadable and can be referred by the candidates for making their notes. 

    3: Can I get a certificate in Designing Your Career program ?

    No, this course does not provide any certificate to the candidate.   

    4: Are there any fixed timings to attend lectures?

    Since this is a self-paced course, there are no timings and the candidates can learn according to their convenience. 

    5: How long is the course?

    This course is 5 weeks long and the candidates are recommended that they put in a study of a minimum of 2 to 5 hours a week. 

    6: Who are the instructors?

    The instructors are Bill Burnett, Co-Founder of Stanford Life Design Lab, and John Armstrong who is a Lecturer and Fellow at Stanford Life Design Lab. 

    7: Which is the university that is offering the course?

    This course is being provided by Stanford Online. 

    8: Can I take Designing Your Career training if I am new to the subject of business and management?

    This course is just the introduction to the basics and hence can be taken by anyone from any age group. 

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