Feel like you are lacking understanding on important tools for digital media? Or maybe you are interested in learning something new? You should consider partaking in media boot camp to further your expertise.

You may have finished your degree and be thinking ‘I refuse to ever do an assignment again!’ If your career is in media and communication industry, however, then you may be in for a rude awakening. Technology will continue to evolve, meaning your knowledge bank is going to have to stay up-to-date too!

Workshops not only act as a valuable tool for increasing industry knowledge, but they show great initiative for wanting to essentially ‘better’ oneself. If you’re wanting to stand out from the crowd and gain a competitive advantage, then working on yourself aka professional development is the first port of call.

And hey, like I said, with social media continuously evolving, you should stay on top of your A-game. Here are a few courses to help you remain ‘in shape’ in the digital media age:

The Creative Collective workshops cover multiple realms of digital media. Some topics include coding, Facebook, LinkedIn, email marketing, Instagram, Strategy, Google Analytics, WordPress, SEO and digital marketing strategy.

The Digital Picnic offers face-to-face and online training, covering all realms of digital media. The iconic ‘Get Social Savvy’ course covers social media strategy, content planning, email marketing and influencer outreach.

Institute of Digital Marketing offers a 10-week detailed course, available both online and in a class environment. The topics covered include: strategy, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, apps and plug-ins and reporting.

Market Motive is an online course focused on social media marketing. Like the others, it will cover paid, owned and earned social media, and marketing strategies on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

If you’re still a student, you may be living life on the edge on a student budget. Another great way to increase your expertise is to read your way smart, or take the next step, and seek hands-on experience in your chosen field.

While some of these courses may seem a bit on the pricey side, can we really put a price on our education? Demonstrating desire to learn is a great attribute that many employers seek. And hey, it will most likely make you stand out from the rest!

by Nicola Pappadopoulos