In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it’s harder than ever to impress employers. In this environment, it's important to differentiate yourself from other applicants during the internship or job search.

Certifications intrinsically provide the link between where you are and where you want to go, as they can increase credibility, build skills, and connect you with unique opportunities.

For Individuals:

  • Enhances career and promotion opportunities
  • Recognizes growth, professional development, and competence 
  • Increases recognition by peers, employers, and recruiters
  • Sets you apart as an expert and leader in your field  

For Employers:

  • Identifies those who have knowledge and experience to move into a leadership position
  • Differentiates candidates for hiring purposes
  • Shows interest in ongoing professional growth and development

Examples of Certificates by Field/Industry

  • Science and Healthcare: Biotechnology, Neuropsychology, Public Health Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology
  • Technology: Statistical Modeling, Data Analytics, Software Development, Computer Science, Information Systems Security Management
  • Education: Response to Intervention, Literacy Instruction, Community Education Leadership
  • Business: Community and Economic Development, Business Essentials

For more information on certificates, please view the Graduate or Undergraduate Catalog or visit the respective academic college(s).