Both are a great way to continue learning about topics specific to your field.
Find events in your area by browsing industry association websites, or at Eventbrite or Meetup.
Many classes will have you practicing what they preach: By participating in role-playing with a peer or speaking in front of the class, you’ll get hands-on experience before you have to use these tactics in the real world.
(Bonus: if your class partner's company is hiring, you may just happen to role-play your way into a new job!
And no matter what field you’re in, boosting your knowledge in a couple of computer programs will be both useful for your job and attractive to future employers.
To brush up on your skills or learn new ones, try take a class through your local college.Or, browse Meetup (nationwide) or (NYC) for tech-related events, workshops, or lectures.Attending conferences and networking events that cater to your industry niche are a great way to learn the ins and outs of your field and, at the same time, meet potential clients or business contacts.Oath will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products.To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you.Conferences can be expensive, but they often allow you to get the first glimpse at new products and witness speeches and presentations by industry leaders.Networking events will usually start with an educational seminar or forum highlighting new advancements or trends in the industry and then move to drinks and mingling.For one, Humanities 101 definitely didn’t prepare me for the skills I need to further my career—skills like how to negotiate my first salary, how to present in front of a large crowd, or even how to budget and invest for the future.So I went back to the (figurative) classroom, and started learning again.)NYC ladies should check out Women in Wireless’ educational series this fall—covering topics in negotiation tactics, public speaking, and more.Or, look for similar courses at networking organizations or community colleges in your city.