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Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Should Include Going Back to School

New Year, New You! Advance your career, land your dream job, or learn a new skill by taking classes from Academy of Art University.

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling ‘22 – the year two thousand twenty-two that is! 

A new year is a great time for a fresh start and there’s something about 2022 that has people feeling hopeful. Despite Omicron, vision boards have flooded social media and there are conversations happening about resolutions or “goals” for the new year. Whether your resolution is to be healthier, spend more time with friends, or join a book club, here’s why you should add going back to school to your 2022 list.

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Activating your New Year’s resolutions.

Elevate Your Professional Life

Imagine walking into work one day and telling your boss that you quit for a job you actually want. A record number of US workers made that a reality, voluntarily leaving their jobs at the end of 2021 in the hopes of achieving higher wages, advancing their career, or pursuing a job they actually wanted. In order to make the changes you want in your professional career, the proper skills and a portfolio showcasing your experience will be essential. 

Academy faculty members are active in their respective industries and have the experience to provide you with the practical hands-on skills you need to land a job you will enjoy. Not only do they win awards and work for companies like Netflix, Disney, Louis Vuitton, and more, they also design career-centered curriculum so that you can learn the specific skills you need to one day do the jobs that they do. 

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Upskill to Stay Ahead

Upskilling was one of the biggest professional buzzwords according to Forbes pre-pandemic, and might even be more important now. As industries shift to accommodate the needs of users and their desired experiences, upskilling or re-skilling is crucial to staying up to date with the latest design thinking and new technology.

Students and graduates of the Academy are not only learning from industry-level professionals, they are also participating in real world partnerships and using professional-level facilities to stay current with the tools and technology being used in the workforce. Whatever the pros are doing and whatever the pros are using is what you will find in our classrooms and studios. 

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Accountability is Key

Having someone hold you accountable is a great way to stay on track with your resolutions. The benefits of going back to school are numerous, but signing up for classes with peers and instructors keeps you dedicated to your goals. Unlike on-demand videos or workshops, going back to school provides the structure and feedback to ensure you remain committed, engaged, and positive about your progress. By removing the opportunity to slack off on your resolutions, you’ll be that much closer to achieving your goals in 2022.

By all means do it, go back to school

Going back to school can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s an exciting new career, learning a new creative skill, or advancing in your job, it starts with having the right skills. Unlike that New Year’s diet, it’s all really attainable – all you have to do is sign up for classes with Academy of Art University.

With 20 years of award-winning online learning experience, there’s no reason to not keep your resolution this year. Learn more by requesting information from an admissions representative and apply whenever you’re ready to join.