Coursera Career Academy

Overview

Coursera Career Academy – Free for All Students
Added Value for Your Degree

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The SJSU School of Information knows the importance of lifelong learning and the need to stay competitive in the job market. That’s why our school has partnered with Coursera, a global online learning platform, to enhance our students’ career preparation with recognized industry certificates at no additional cost. 

The Coursera Career Academy’s online courses, micro-credentials, and certificates from world-class companies are offered free-of-charge to all iSchool students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and serve to expand their learning beyond their iSchool program. 

Unlock Your Potential

From data science and computer science to business and information technology, the Career Academy courses cover in-demand fields and teach the skills employers seek in job candidates. Students can also explore different career paths and find the right role for their career goals, earn a micro-credential from a leading company, prepare for a career change, and receive expert instruction from industry leaders, including Google, Meta, IBM, Salesforce, and more.

List of companies who provide certificates

Career Academy Popular Topics

  • Information Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Python
  • Database Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Communication Skills

Asynchronous and Self-Paced

All of the Career Academy courses are delivered online at no cost and many have flexible completion timelines. Students and alumni can learn at their own pace. While records of completion are permanently held by Coursera, access to the Career Academy will expire automatically one year after students graduate and one year after alumni register for the courses. Access to the Career Academy can be renewed annually if there is no waiting list.

Expand Your iSchool Education 

Students and alumni are highly encouraged to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to broaden their skills and knowledge and get job ready.

Stand Out in the Job Market

  • Select from more than 30 professional certificates
  • Explore 50+ high-paying, in-demand career paths
  • Numerous courses and certificate offerings with no pre-requisites
  • Earn valuable industry credentials
  • Build your network among leading companies like Google, Meta, and IBM

Sign Up for Coursera Career Academy

We are thrilled to be able to provide our students and alumni with these additional learning opportunities to strengthen employment options. Enrollment in the Coursera Career Academy is reserved for students, alumni, faculty and staff of the SJSU School of Information only. 

Current Students

The Coursera licenses for current students will begin in May 2024. After which, the iSchool will send an email to current students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Archives and Records Administration, Master of Science in Informatics, Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Data Analytics, and Gateway PhD programs inviting them to opt-in to take Coursera courses. The email will be sent at the beginning of each semester to the SJSU.edu email address on file and include instructions on how to gain access to the Coursera courses. 

Alumni

The Coursera licenses for alumni are expected to be ready in the summer of 2024. The iSchool will contact alumni via email to invite them to opt-in for a one-year Coursera license. We will also include a sign-up form on this page. A limited number of licenses will be made available to alumni on a first-come basis until all seats are allocated. Please check back periodically in the summer of 2024 for more information about how to sign up.

Faculty and Staff

The Coursera licenses for faculty and staff are not available yet. More information will be sent to faculty and staff when it is available.

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FAQs – Coursera Career Academy

Q. Who is eligible to take Coursera courses?
A. Coursera courses will be made available to current students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Archives and Records Administration, Master of Science in Informatics, Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Data Analytics, and Gateway PhD programs. A limited number of licenses will also be reserved for alumni of these programs.