How Max Used Online Learning to Shorten His Journey to a UX Career

Meet Max, who’s #LearningFrom a small town in Germany! Max has always dreamed of becoming a UX designer, but had limited access to traditional forms of education given his remote location. Read on to discover how Max made his dreams come true from home.

When I turned 18, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in UX design, but living in a small town with no nearby universities made that difficult. Instead of attending a traditional university, I looked for alternative education options. After doing some research online, I stumbled on Coursera. I first enrolled in the Google UX Design Professional Certificate, and it was a great experience for me. The content was structured and supported by many illustrations and real-world examples. 

Through the Google UX Design Professional Certificate program, I learned new technical skills like prototyping, wireframing, and conducting UX research. After building my skills, I gained the confidence to apply for jobs in the field. I’m excited to share that I landed a UX design contract role at a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). I have also recently enrolled in the new Meta Front-End Developer Professional Certificate to continue upskilling. Learning is a never-ending cycle, so this is just the beginning!

I have now started my own online portfolio where I share examples of my projects at DAO in the hopes that it will help and inspire other learners like me.

Next, I am looking to turn some of my ideas and prototypes from the last few months into full-fledged products. Many thanks to all the lecturers and the entire Google UX team for the structured content and helpful guidance during the course.

For new learners who are living in an area with limited access to education, I would recommend that you consider learning from home with Coursera. I can tell you that it was absolutely worth it. This course gives me hope for my future and career, and most importantly, it has given me self confidence. That is priceless. 

If you’d like to learn more about our distance learning programs, check out our website today. 

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