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Testimonials of Graduate Certificate Recipients

The Graduate Certificates are intended to give students baseline skills required for jobs in instructional design, elearning design & development and performance improvement.

The below testimonials are certificate recipients that landed a job due the knowledge and skills learned and the professional development opportunities they participated in during their certificate studies.

  • William Grove Fanning

    William Grove-Fanning

    Graduate Certificate in WIDe
    Current MS Student

    The OPWL program—curriculum and people alike—helped me succeed in so many ways. From the coursework I took to the support for the career transition I received to all the friends and colleagues I made, I couldn’t have jump-started my career without the help of BSU’s OPWL program. Thank you so much!

    Graduate Certificate in WIDe
    Current MS Student

    The OPWL program—curriculum and people alike—helped me succeed in so many ways. From the coursework I took to the support for the career transition I received to all the friends and colleagues I made, I couldn’t have jump-started my career without the help of BSU’s OPWL program. Thank you so much!

  • Debi Bearden

    Debi Bearden

    Graduate Certificate in WIDe
    Current MS Student

    I came to the OPWL program with years of experience as a K-12 teacher and was seeking a career change into the field of instructional design. My experience in the OPWL program at BSU built on and strengthened my instructional design skill set.  It also inspired my professional networking which positioned me to pivot into my new career path before even completing the MS!  Whether designing a project for an internship or collaborating with a career coach, these opportunities through the OPWL program not only allowed me to put into practice what I learned in my classes, but they also built my confidence through participating on real world instructional design projects.  Thanks to the OPWL program I have successfully launched my instructional design career!

    Graduate Certificate in WIDe
    Current MS Student

    I came to the OPWL program with years of experience as a K-12 teacher and was seeking a career change into the field of instructional design. My experience in the OPWL program at BSU built on and strengthened my instructional design skill set.  It also inspired my professional networking which positioned me to pivot into my new career path before even completing the MS!  Whether designing a project for an internship or collaborating with a career coach, these opportunities through the OPWL program not only allowed me to put into practice what I learned in my classes, but they also built my confidence through participating on real world instructional design projects.  Thanks to the OPWL program I have successfully launched my instructional design career!