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edX MicroMasters® to Deliver Guaranteed Job Interviews

In collaboration with edX, Boston Globe Media Partners (BGMP) is to offer job interviews for those holding a MicroMasters® program certificate. The scheme has been set up to source candidates with data, digital, and strategic skill sets for key roles with its The Boston Globe, Boston.com, and STAT brands.

The Boston Globe will grant interviews to qualified edX learners who successfully complete select edX MicroMasters programs* in data science and statistics, digital marketing, corporate innovation, and more.

Claudia Henderson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Boston Globe Media, commented: “Digital transformation has fundamentally changed how media organizations operate. The Boston Globe recognizes the need to be forward-thinking and prepared to identify and capitalize on new opportunities and navigate the challenges of our industry. At the core of what we do is the powerful journalism across each of our brands — The Boston Globe, STAT and Boston.com. In order to support the incredible work coming out of our newsrooms, there is an increasing reliance on leveraging technology, business strategy, product innovation and leadership in our organization. The MicroMasters® program delivers the knowledge and skillsets that are must-haves for the Globe as we continue to transform the business, develop our talent and recruit new candidates.”

edX’s MicroMasters® programs are a series of graduate-level courses from top universities designed to advance careers and deliver the in-demand skills employers seek. MicroMasters program certificates showcase deep learning and can provide a pathway toward completing an advanced degree.

This partnership represents a significant milestone in the credibility of MOOC-based credentials within the job market. Although, in recent years, we have seen a rise in higher education institutions awarding academic credit in massive open online courses (MOOCs), employers have remained sceptical of their true value. Schemes like this one by BGMP show a positive shift in employers' attitudes towards microcredentials such as the edX MicroMasters program which, in this case, is clearly seen as a signal of professional aptitude.

*See what programs are eligible for this opportunity ➜


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