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Fall Cohorts Begin the Week of September 19th, 2018

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the offering of two cohorts of the Invest in Your Success program for Fall 2018. Invest in Your Success is a non-credit professional development program developed specifically for American University’s students. This program maximizes students’ success by teaching the core technology skills needed to thrive in an office environment. Students complete a series of courses designed to enhance their skills, build technological confidence, and increase their value to potential employers.

The Invest in Your Success curriculum focuses on safe computing, collaboration and teamwork, and practical applications of technology to the work environment. Participants must attend an orientation session and complete four course offerings. Courses include:

  • Collaborating with Office 365
  • Creating Professional Documents with MS Word 2016
  • Essential MS Excel 2016 Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop Basics.

Please select one of the two cohorts: 

Wednesday Afternoon, OIT Training Room:

  • September 19th - Mandatory Orientation, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • September 26th - Collaborating with Office 365, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 3rd - Creating Professional Documents with MS Word 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 10th - Essential MS Excel 2016 Skills, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 17th - Adobe Photoshop Basics, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friday Afternoon, OIT Training Room:

  • September 21st - Mandatory Orientation, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • September 28th - Collaborating with Office 365, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 5th - Adobe Photoshop Basics, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 12th - Fall Break, No Class (rescheduled to October 26th) 
  • October 19th - Creating Professional Documents with MS Word 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • October 26th - Essential MS Excel 2016 Skills, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday Cohort Registration

Invest in Your Success classes for the Wednesday Cohort begin September 19.

Wednesday Registration

Friday Cohort Registration

Invest In Your Success classes for the Friday Cohort begin September 21.  

Friday Registration

Program Information

Read the course descriptions for the Invest in Your Success classes.

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Fatmata Kamara

 

Fatmata Kamara (SOC), enrolled in the program to gain essential Microsoft Office skills, particularly in Excel and Word, and thinks that the program will provide an advantage both in her campus job and when applying for internships.

 

 

 

Aisling McGinley

 

Aisling McGinley (dual SPA/SOC), wanted to learn about Windows and Microsoft's role in the workplace, especially since she is an Apple user.