Growing in career
Sharp tech skills can get you the job—once you’re driving projects and leading people, advanced professional skills make the difference between stress and finesse. Review curated resources for MSSA graduates to expand on their MSSA ProDev curriculum, and opportunities to refine your professional and communication skills by engaging with MSSA alumni and participants.
Get an MSSA alumni mentor, mentee—or both!
We’re announcing a new way for alumni to stay engaged with their network of MSSA alumni. Sign up as an alumni mentor or mentee—we’ll introduce you to another alumni with aligned mentoring objectives and experience.
A leap in artificial intelligence
Generative Pre-trained Transformer 4 (GPT-4) represents a leap in artificial intelligence. It is a hot topic in technology and, to a degree, in society as a whole. As an autoregressive language model, GPT-4 uses deep learning to produce human-like text. In this course, award-winning technology leader Dr. Jonathan Reichental focuses on the role of artificial intelligence in business, with particular emphasis on GPT-4. Get some background and history on AI and OpenAI. Explore what GPT-4 is, as well as some examples of its applications. Dive into some of the challenges and limitations of GPT-4 and AI, in general. Plus, get practical advice on skills and careers in AI, and identify steps you and your organization can take next.
Cultivate Work-Life Balance for Less Stress
With continuous changes to where, how, and who we work with, it can be difficult to enforce supportive boundaries, organize your time, or enjoy the time you have at work or in the rest of your life. Learn how to cultivate these skills to bring more balance and less stress into your work and life.
Introduction: Real career lessons from real experience
How often do you think “If I only knew then what I know now”? When it comes to your career, the benefit of hindsight comes from experience, reflection, and even regret. Unfortunately, these lessons from your own experiences often take years to manifest. In this course, self-leadership expert Scott Mautz shares lessons gleaned from interviews with over 3,000 executives looking back on their careers, so you can learn from their years of experience to help your career, right now. Each video highlights a different lesson learned. Some of the lessons highlighted include: how the biggest career risk is not taking any risk; how to be so good they can’t ignore you; the importance of continuing to learn; how to show your character in times of adversity; and more.
Develop Your Communication Skills and Interpersonal Influence
Learn how to clearly convey information and ideas in an engaging manner. Explore how to build trust, communicate effectively, and be heard in all parts of your organization. Learn important interpersonal communication skills and strategies for igniting curiosity, attention, trust, and respect.
Finding and Succeeding in Remote Work
Developing a professional career that embraces work flexibility is not just a dream. This set of online courses is designed to help you achieve a fulfilling career and the work flexibility to lead the life you want.
Introduce MSSA participants to your company
What does your job look like? What is it like working at your company? Share your intel on life as a working professional in IT with MSSA participants.
Leverage your MSSA Alumni Network
Our alumni network is strong, with over 3,600 members and growing. Connect with MSSA Alumni for informational interviews, share opportunities, and identify MSSA alumni at your company.
A day in the life
What does your day job look like? Do you have advice for participants or alumni who’d like to learn about your field? Share your thoughts and we’ll work with you to develop a guest blog or social media post to share your story.