Career Development

Free Skill Development Resources

The Career Development Office has compiled several free and virtual resources to help you continue to build new skills. Explore the options below and learn something new today!

ALISON

ALISON’s free online courses from the world’s leading experts cover a variety of topics. You can also enter information about your future career and get course recommendations.

 

Codecademy

Codecademy helps you learn computer skills and coding, ranging from website development to data analysis.

 

Coursera

Coursera allows you to build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies.

 

Deloitte Case Studies

Case studies are hypothetical situations that, when presented in an interview, can help employers understand how candidates think about a particular problem and how they might go about solving it.

Forensic Accounting Case Studies: Uncovering fraud and corruption in complex scenarios and high risk environments

The Trueblood Case Studies: Uncovering complex accounting and auditing issues

 

EdX

EdX allows you to access over 2500 online courses from 140 top institutions.

 

FutureLearn

FutureLearn allows you to choose from hundreds of online courses from top universities and specialist organizations. These courses are scheduled over a period of weeks and give information about the number of hours you’ll need to invest each week.

 

Hoonuit by Atomic Learning

Xavier University has adopted Hoonuit by Atomic Learning as a tool to help faculty, staff, and students. Hoonuit's site provides training tutorials on a variety of software, ranging from Microsoft Word to SPSS. Courses offered cater to beginners as well as more advanced users. All XU students have access using your Xavier username and password.

 

Udemy

With Udemy, you can learn on your schedule. Study any topic from thousands of expert-led courses at any time. *To view courses being offered at no cost, select your category of interest, scroll down and filter by “price” and select “free”.

 

Remote Volunteer Opportunities

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers

Smithsonian Digital Volunteers help make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible.

 

Translators without Borders      

TRANSLATOR VOLUNTEERS: You can volunteer with TWB if you are fluent in at least one language other than your native language. Whether you are interested in translating medical texts or translating for crisis response, there are engaging projects available to suit all preferences. Professional translators are especially encouraged to apply.

OTHER VOLUNTEER ROLES: You can volunteer for other helpful roles such as project manager, graphic or web page designers and fundraising are also very valuable to us.

 

UN ONLine Volunteering Service

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins.

 

Bloomberg Terminal Training

Students with Bloomberg accounts can gain remote access to the Bloomberg training and complete several modules to learn how various aspects of the terminal work.

  • Recommended Instructions for Windows Users: Click on the following link https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/support/software-updates/ and download "Bloomberg Terminal - New/Upgrade Installation." Follow the instructions for set up.
  • General Instructions for Any User: Click on the following link https://bba.bloomberg.net/ and follow the instructions for logging in (screen shots below). If you would like to use the Bloomberg Excel Add In Tools, be sure to launch using this option in the last step.
  • For those who do not yet have a Bloomberg Account: Request a login via our BMC web portal: https://portal.bloombergforeducation.com/

If you have any questions, please first contact the Bloomberg Customer Service desk at 513.218.3000. If this does not work, feel free to contact Professor Renners, Fifth Third Trading Center Director at rennersk@xavier.edu.