Take advantage of your summer and earn a Summer Quarter Certificate designed especially for UW students. Earn a credential that will provide you with job-centered skills to complement your degree studies, and that looks great on a résumé.
Each certificate program consists of a set of courses that allows you to explore a particular career-related subject area in a unified way. Summer certificates provide a smart alternative to an internship – they are generally taught by industry professionals and focus on hands-on learning in the classroom. You can investigate a particular career field to see if it's a good fit while you earn academic credit toward your general education requirements.
To earn a Summer Quarter Certificate, you will:
- Pay regular summer tuition
- Take multiple courses worth a total of nine or more credits over nine weeks
- Step outside your major and study a field that interests you for future work
Click on the links below to view brief instructor videos and learn more about this year's Summer Certificates.
Get a thorough grounding in the fundamental aspects of any business organization: marketing, management, accounting and finance. In three complementary courses you'll learn about customer markets, business models, people management, core business processes, financial basics, ethics and other topics. As a capstone project, you'll produce a business plan for a start-up venture, product line or existing organization.
Learn to help organizations capture, store, retrieve and analyze information in meaningful ways. The two courses that make up the certificate cover the fundamentals of database management technology, design, development and administration.
Localization: Language and Technology for the Global Market
Build upon your existing foreign language skills by gaining a solid understanding of the important role that localization plays in today’s business world, especially as the technology industry continues to globalize at a rapid pace. Connect with industry instructors and guest speakers to learn firsthand the skills required of successful localization managers in business today.
Quantitative Fundamentals of Computational Finance
This certificate provides a comprehensive set of tools to support the study of quantitative finance, or to prepare for employment in the financial or investment industries. Students will master the mathematical, statistical and economic fundamentals necessary for advancement in various financial professions today, and they will develop a fundamental understanding of R programming via course instruction and utilization.
How Summer Quarter Certificates Work
Summer Quarter Certificates are open exclusively to UW matriculated undergraduates enrolled in Summer Quarter. UW graduate students can register on a space available basis during period III. Go to MyUW and register for all courses that make up the certificate of your choice.
Once you have successfully completed all the certificate courses, they will appear on your transcript just like your other UW courses and count as regular credits. You will also receive a certificate in the mail from UW Professional and Continuing Education recognizing your successful completion of the program. You may list this certificate on your résumé. (Note: The certificate itself will not appear on your transcript.)
NOTE: These courses may not be eligible for Financial Aid. Please talk with your advisor about how the courses may/may not fulfill credits you need or contact the Financial Aid Office to review your individual situation.
April 15, 2013
June 24 - Aug 23, 2013
June 24 - July 24, 2013
July 25 - Aug 23, 2013
Come learn more about how the Summer Quarter Certificates can benefit you. Representatives from each program will be at the following sessions to answer your questions.
Thu, June 6, 2013:
Mary Gates Hall, Room 258