Professional and Continuing Education Blog

From Dentistry to Winemaking

Posted by Rich Collins on Oct 20, 2017 11:59:15 AM

Brandon Moss entered Oregon State University with the long-term plan to become a dentist. Now, ten years later, he is co-winemaker at Gramercy Cellars, a consistently top-ranked winery in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Topics: Beer, Cider and Food

Going Straight to the Source

Posted by Alethea Smartt LaRowe on Sep 22, 2017 9:22:49 AM

Going Straight to the Source

A Weekend Class Inspires a Portland Beer Writer to Visit the Pilsner Urquell Brewery


I didn’t plan to go to Plzeň -- Pilsen in German -- during my trip to Europe this summer. In fact, I was specifically focused on researching and exploring the emerging craft beer scene in the Balkans and eastern Europe. But when I had to find a way to get from Munich, Germany to Szczecin, Poland in early June, I realized that if I went by train I wouldn’t have to deviate too far off the most direct route to visit the world-famous Pilsner Urquell brewery.

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Topics: Beer, Cider and Food

The Importance of Writing in the Workplace

Posted by Rich Collins on Sep 15, 2017 3:01:11 PM

Writing well is one of those skills that can help you rise above in your career, no matter what you do. When done well, strong writing almost falls into the background as your information is seamlessly delivered to your audience. On the flip side, poor writing is immediately recognized and can damage your standing. We've all received an email, for example, that had the opposite effect that the author intended.

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Topics: Business

OSU's SHRM Certification Prep Course Has 96% Pass Rate

Posted by Greg Aronoff on Sep 12, 2017 3:31:55 PM

Did you know...

More than 5,000 employers are looking to hire SHRM credential-holders every month.

Receiving your SHRM Certification credential is a great way to show your HR expertise and leadership, as well as make you a valuable asset to your organization.

SHRM Prep with Oregon State University

As an official SHRM Education Partner, Oregon State University's Certification Prep Course utilizes the 2017 SHRM Learning System.

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Topics: shrm, HR

Social Skills Training at PACE

Posted by Rich Collins on Sep 1, 2017 4:42:42 PM

Sometimes here at Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) we get a course that’s so interesting and innovative that we can’t resist taking it ourselves. Such was the case with our recent Developing Emotionally Intelligent Communication Skills course. 

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Coding Bootcamp Webinar: Career Options and Guidance

Posted by Greg Aronoff on Jul 17, 2017 11:24:41 AM

We're excited to announce a FREE OSU exclusive event...

Career Guidance in Coding and IT Pathways Webinar!

Presented by Eric Wise, Chief Academic Officer with The Software Guild, you'll get the blueprint for new career opportunities in coding and IT, along with a framework that builds on your unique career strengths.

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Topics: Business

Human Resources Training Starting Soon

Posted by Greg Aronoff on Jul 14, 2017 4:58:33 PM

Here's an update on our New Human Resources training that starts on Monday (and a special 10% discount below).

Human Resources: Foundations

Registration closes July 17, 2017 | 100% Online | Five Weeks

Kick off our  HR Certificate with Human Resources: Foundations!

Human resource managers work in almost every industry and have become essential in business, non-profit, education, government and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for an HR Manager is $106,910 per year.

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Topics: Business

Digital Marketing Certificate Starts Soon

Posted by Greg Aronoff on Jul 14, 2017 4:03:50 PM

We have a new expert-led marketing course on understanding your target audience, so you can make a connection on a deeper level.

Digital Marketing Certificate

Course Starts July 17, 2017 | 100% Online | Five Weeks

Kick off our Advanced Digital Marketing Certificate with this Internet and Social Media Profiling course.

Taught by the CMO Lead for Worldwide Enterprise Marketing at Microsoft, you'll examine qualitative research methods to monitor social media demographics and learn to identify social media applications and strategies best-suited for reaching specific targets.

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Topics: Business

Cider Making Course Starting Soon

Posted by Greg Aronoff on Jul 14, 2017 3:36:58 PM

Registration ends July 16, 2017 for the upcoming Cider making course, and we opened up three more seats!

Cider and Perry Production

Starts July 17 | In-person in Corvallis, Oregon | Five Days

According to Entrepreneur, "Cider is a new vertical. When something is good, the producer has to grow quickly to meet the demand. The trick is to do that without losing your soul, without compromising quality."

This course introduces you to the fundamentals of cider making and the history and traditions behind the modern cider industry. Spend five days learning the fundamental techniques of cider making in Oregon State University’s pilot brewery in the heart of the Willamette Valley.

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Topics: Beer, Cider and Food

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