What was the first course you ever took on Coursera? 📷 @a.baitanchik
“Here’s a photo of me with my first certificate! My first course was Financial Markets with Professor Robert Shiller (huuuuuuge shout out) from Yale, which I retook this year. I’m proud to say that I started my learning journey with Coursera in 2013. Since then, I’ve completed international relations courses from Leiden University and Geneva University, a course about the Middle East from Tel Aviv University, the Social Psychology course from Wesleyan University, and now I’m enrolled in the Social Media Marketing Specialization from Northwestern University. These courses also helped me to improve my English which isn’t my native language. I’ve ended up being kind of addicted to surfing Coursera for new courses!” - Aizhan B.
828301 week ago
👏 @christoffer_gibson for completing the Financial Markets course from @yale!
Christoffer’s main takeaway: “The most interesting thing was learning about the right to adequate housing.” Learning something to #thrillyourmind like Christoffer? Share with us.
About this course:
Financial Markets, taught by renowned economist and Nobel Prize laureate Robert Shiller, is an introduction to risk management and behavioral finance principles that will help you understand the real-world functions of securities, insurance, and banking industries. Learn the basics of behavioral finance, forecasting, pricing, debt, and inflation. The class will also look at recent history – exploring recessions, bubbles, the mortgage crisis, and regulation.
72091 week ago
We’re starting our week full of inspiration with this note from Emmanuel A. Thank you for sharing the joy of learning with us, Emmanuel! #mondaymotivation#learnerstory#thrillyourmind
Thank you so much for the opportunity (platform and scholarships) to always be learning. I started my journey trying to pass technical interviews to get an internship and I was introduced to the platform by Marcellus Pelcher. I then fell into a rabbit hole of MOOCs, exploring things from mythology all the way to deep learning.
My journey has consisted of a lot of hours spent trying to figure out Andrew Ng’s labs, redoing various quizzes after 8-hour wait periods, bugging the IT support team when my grades weren’t updated, going on the forums to join in conversations and plead with strangers to grade my work, building chatbots, a recommendation engine and even a product road map for hopefully my first product.
I’m particularly thankful for the content, exercises, and labs which were instrumental in abating the imposter syndrome I used to have. Using your platform allowed me to develop more of a growth mentality where I believe that whatever information is out there if I put in the work, take my time, and try my best, I can understand.
The most important you did for me, however, was to reintroduce me to this childlike joy of learning where I get excited whenever I find out I don’t know something. I hope to keep this joy and always be learning.”
From marching with #pride to volunteering at the National AIDS Memorial Grove, we’re proud to be part of an inclusive community that believes in #lovewithoutlimits. -
54943 weeks ago
Meet Donald from Georgia!
Donald always had a love for computers, but he had never pursued formal education in IT until he heard about the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. Upon completing the program, he was able to secure a job providing IT support over the phone, where he utilizes the knowledge he gained in areas like networking, operating systems, and troubleshooting. He’s not stopping there. Next he’s planning to pursue law school with a focus on IT law. 👏👏👏
Wise words from a wise woman! Abigail Adams, First Lady of the United States and women’s rights advocate, was self-taught, well-read, and a vigorous supporter of education for women.
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