Did you know?

Screen Shot 2018-10-01 at 12.22.45 PMDePaul’s “Student Success” website has information about tutoring and mentoring, advising, wellness & support, technology, and more. There are tutorials on using Desire2Learn (D2L), Digication, Lynda.com, and other, useful software programs. And, if you’re not sure where to get started with any given project or assignment, there’s even an “Explore Your Purpose” tab which serves to inspire and connect you to the tools you need to explore your areas of interest. Explore “Student Success here.

Did you know?

BourgiousPigThe Bourgeois Pig is a café and restaurant just one block East of the Lincoln Park campus on Fullerton. With the smell of coffee in the air and free wifi, the Bourgeois Pig is an ideal place for a lunch meeting or study session. Downstairs, soft jazz encourages conversation while people order food at the counter. Upstairs is quiet; it’s the perfect place to plug in some headphones and focus. There’s also a beautiful, outdoor patio in the front for warmer fall days. They boast a wide variety of high-quality coffee, sandwiches, pastries, salads, and more!

Did you know?

Graduate students (and their spouses and dependents) are offered a discounted membership rate to DePaul’s Rey Meyer Fitness Center at the Lincoln Park Campus. For TheRay$84 a quarter, you can have daily access to cardio equipment, free weighs, a six-lane swimming pool, four-court basketball gymnasium, 1/8-mile jogging track, free specialty group-fitness classes, and more! Learn more about memberships here.

Congratulations to our students!

A big congratulations to Sana Bell and Estella Achinko for their presentations at the Graduate Student Conference! They presented the following papers:

  • Sana Bell – “Understanding the Role of Curriculum as Preparation: K-12 Curriculum & Social Emotional Development”
  • Estella Achinko – “Women’s Slave Labor in The Middle East: An African Centered Perspective”

Lynda.com: Free resource for skill development

Have you checked out your free subscription to Lynda.com? Lynda.com is a free resource for DePaul students who would like to develop their skills with software, social media, web design, visual media, media production, professional development, and more. When you log into Lynda.com using your Campus Connect credentials, you can access tutorials by experts in their topic.

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You can pick a category, such as 3D + Animation above and see various topics, tutorials on software, and learning paths to help you achieve your goals.

Lynda.com has a interdisciplinary array of studies for you to choose from. The various categories of study are:

  • 3D + Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business
  • CAD
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Education + Elearning
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web

Selecting a category takes you to a very informative “homepage” for you to explore. For example, many of our students are interested in Education + Elearning, and the “homepage” looks like this:

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Each category’s page has a variety of videos and content for you to browse through. Much of this content is broken down into three categories:


Each category has a list of topics centering around a particular element of study. For example, the Education + Elearning page’s topics looks like this:

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When you select a topic, you are brought to a page that gives you all the tutorials and content related to said topic. This a great way to learn about something specific in a field of study.


Each category also has a list of software tutorials common to that field. Popular software tutorials offered by Lynda.com are Adobe Creative Cloud (such as InDesign and Photoshop), Microsoft Office, Camtasia, and more.

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For example, D2L is listed on the Education + Elearning software, and if you click on it, you are led to a page that lists courses and video tutorials for you to follow, which function like online lectures. All you have to do is watch and learn!

Learning Paths

Each category also has Learning Paths, which are led by experts that will help you to develop the skills necessary for your career.

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These paths include video tutorials, practice with materials, and a certification of completion that you can add to your work experience.

Explore all the tools Lynda.com has to offer and learn a new skill today!

Career Center Resources

The Career Center at DePaul has a plethora of helpful resources designed to benefit you. From Job & Internship Fairs to specialized, one-on-one career advising, the Career Center has a wide variety of resources on hand to help you succeed throughout your degree and beyond. We have listed here the various resources that students have found most helpful and given you a little “guide” on how to best use them.

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