Free resources to help students continue to build skills during the summer

Monday, April 6, 2020
UNH Gate in front of Thompson Hall

We know that many jobs, internships, and summer gigs have been postponed or canceled because of COVID-19. That doesn't have to spell the end of your summer career goals and professional development!

The advisers in Career and Professional Success have started to put together a list of free tools and resources you can use to build skills in three hot topic areas, Digital Marketing, Data Management/Analytics/Visualization, and Coding. These courses and modules require a wide variety of outcomes, time commitments, and skills you'll develop, so explore all of the options. We'll be continuing to build on this list and incorporate other topic areas for skills, so let us know what skills you would want to see added.

PLEASE NOTE: We've only highlighted tools and platforms that do NOT require payment or credit/debit card to access. Some do offer the ability to pay for a certificate at the end of the course, but payment is not required to view the material.

In addition to providing this list of resources, Career and Professional Success has also created a new FREE online Summer Career Academy. In this brand new six-week resource, you'll spend between 30-60 minutes a day building in-demand skills and completing essential career to-dos in line with the Wildcat Way to Professional Success. To see all the details, learn more, and sign up, visit

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Digital Marketing



DURATION (If available)


  • 40H
  • 26 modules
  • Master the basics of digital marketing
  • Certification included
  • Course accredited by the Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe and The Open University

  • 2H 30M
  • Boost social media efforts
  • Learn to use core Hootsuite products to their full potential
  • You have to pay extra ($99) for the corresponding Hootsuite Platform certification

  • 6H 12M
  • 14 modules
  • Learn a content creation framework for producing effective content on a consistent basis
  • Create and repurpose content that both humans and search engines will love
  • Certification included

  • 1H 54M
  • 7 modules
  • Explore the foundations of inbound
  • Certification included


  • 1H 35M
  • 5 modules
  • Evaluate and improve your website's SEO
  • Certification included

  • 4H 24M
  • 10 modules
  • Develop an engaging and effective social media strategy for your business
  • Certification included

  • 6 weeks
  • 2-3 hours per week
  • Course is free but $199 for a verified certificate (not required)

  • 2-3 hours
  •  Optional Digital certificate for purchase upon completion ($25)


  • Self-paced 
  • Free registration offer through July 31st
  • Must complete within 60 days of enrollment


Data Management, Analytics & Visualization



  • Self-Paced
  • Various modules ranging from basic functions to more advanced features


  • Depends on the course
  • Mostly concise, user-friendly, wide variety of subject matters
  • Some courses are quick tutorials, not all of them offer a comprehensive overview of subject matters

  • 6 weeks
  • 3-4 hours per week
  • Become familiar with the major trends in MIS and MIS infrastructures (Cloud, Big Data, ERPs, outsourcing) and how these evolutions will affect workplaces and business strategies

  • Self-paced
  • 8 units 
  • 1 hour of work per unit
  • Guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the digital data you collect throughout your research
  • Has been crafted for the use of postgraduate students, early career researchers, and also information professionals
  • A certificate is available, but the certification is not free


  • 4-6 hours to complete each course
  • You can use Analytics Academy to prepare for the Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) exam—an industry-recognized qualification


  • Modules vary
  • 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Learn how to prepare, analyze, and share your data with Tableau
  • Modules can be completed independently of one another so you have the ability to choose what makes the most sense for you





DURATION (If available)


  • 20 hours
  • Full, comprehensive courses with accessible syllabi and easy-to-follow content progression
  • Follow the career path or skill path that aligns best with your interest
  • Includes a number of free courses from beginner to advanced coders
  • Offers additional features and courses with paid Pro subscription ($19.99 monthly), but this is not required to complete any of the free courses


  • 6 hours

  • 10 hours

  • 20 hours

Certificates offered in:

  • 2000+ hours of practice, lessons, and tutorials available (not required)
  • Offers coding practice and tutorials, project work to demonstrate growth, and certification programs
  • Portfolio tracking
  • Coding Interview Prep available resource
  • Certificates offered

  • 7-8 hours
  • A number of coding course offerings available, free options clearly marked to avoid confusion
  • Immediately begin the course, all materials readily accessible
  • Coding lessons and practice for beginners
  • Other courses are offered, however, not all lessons accessible without payment

  • 2-3 hours




  • Focus on supporting students with an interest in  Computer Science and/or Engineering students from “childhood to career”
  • Beginner-level Computer Science courses offered
  • Primary focus is for grades K-12