After hurricanes destroyed large swaths of Florida, the Caribbean Islands and Houston, first responders in these areas relied on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to survey inaccessible areas and support rescue efforts. In a post-disaster area, aerial imagery captured by drones helps aid workers evaluate a situation before they get their boots on the ground (virgin.com). By some figures, remote video captured by a drone is almost 400 times more cost effective than similar video captured by a... Read More
Climate change is one of the biggest threats towards society today and learning how to live with the ever-changing earth will be one of the biggest challenges of future generations. Permaculture is a social and agricultural design principle that follows patterns observed in natural ecosystems and a way of living sustainably with minimal impact on the earth. These principles are included in ecological design, ecological engineering, sustainable agriculture, and other fields where working with... Read More
Website developers continue to be sought after by companies of all sizes as web-based services become more tightly integrated with customer service and internal operations. Subsequently, experienced programmers are in high demand and the average salary for coders continues to climb.
Not surprisingly, the skills needed to become a proficient coder do not come with a wave of the wand. Rather, they are developed over time through experimentation, learning, and experience.
Even when one has charted... Read More
Storm drains are part of every community. However, few are aware of the impact that polluted stormwater has on our environment. Stormwater is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing forms of pollution in our waters. The UNH Professional Development and Training, in partnership with the UNH Stormwater Center, is offering a Stormwater Management certificate to help deal with the effects this ever-growing problem.
“Managing stormwater is one of the fastest growing fields and requires up to... Read More
A wedding is one of the most important days in a person’s life. Being a part of the experience as a wedding planner is a rewarding way to build a successful business and career.
The business of wedding planning has grown exponentially in the last 10 years, and hiring a planner has become more accessible and popular. University of New Hampshire Professional Development and Training is launching a new Professional Wedding Planning Certificate to help aspiring wedding consultants learn key skills... Read More
Careers in nonprofit management offer more than just a paycheck - working for a cause has been shown to improve overall happiness and career satisfaction . Countless skills from the private sector can be honed and used for a greater purpose with a mission-driven career.
University of New Hampshire Professional Development and Training has launched a Nonprofit Management Certificate program for those who are already employed in the nonprofit world, and for those who hope to break into the field... Read More
Abbey McIntosh graduated from UNH with a major in communication and a minor in art. Right out of school, she was fortunate to turn her part-time internship at Catchfire Creative, a digital marketing agency in New Hampshire, into a full-time job. Working as a social media coordinator, she wanted to become better versed in Adobe Suite. While Abbey had been learning every day at work, she found herself missing the academic aspect from her life. She craved a classroom environment without the... Read More
UNH Professional Development & Training will launch a Certified Public Accountant Exam Prep course this April, designed specifically to support accountants and finance professionals looking to take the next step forward in their careers. This highly sought-after CPA credential, which grants the ability to legally sign tax returns, represent clients alone, and creates opportunities for job promotion and advancement. It is notoriously hard to achieve – the four-part examination historically... Read More