Qubed partners with Fashion Institute of Technology and Complex to unveil an innovative program aimed at helping all of the sneaker lovers get their shot at working in and evolving the industry.


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Sports Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

Over the past few years, the sports world has experienced a digital media explosion as well as a globalization that has dramatically impacted the industry.

Developed in partnership with the faculty of Columbia University’s globally-ranked Sports Management program, this six-course program explores those new frontiers, making them accessible to aspiring sports professionals at a key decision-making moment in their lives. 

Learn more at sie.sps.columbia.edu.

The business side of sports is growing at such an incredible rate and people have to understand how and why that growth is happening so that they can become a part of it, and really help lead it. Those that can do that now will change the game on the field, and for themselves.
— Marcellus Wiley, ESPN Broadcaster, NFL Pro, Columbia University Alumni

Fashion Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

If you follow fashion, you know Parsons and brands like Condé Nast, Teen Vogue, Rebecca Minkoff, GILT and Etsy.

This one-of-a-kind program provides an exciting overview of the fashion industry, with more than 70 on-demand course videos taught by Parsons faculty, as well as leading fashion industry experts and brands. Carefully crafted assignments help students develop skills and gain valuable insights into the fashion industry that help determine career paths that align to their passions and talent. They learn to build a portfolio, prepare for a job interview, and apply to a fashion degree program that will prepare them to build a successful future in fashion.

Learn more at industryessentials.parsons.edu.

I am always so encouraged by the number of young people I meet who express an interest in pursuing careers in fashion. Among them are the next Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Tory Burch—this program will give students the real-world knowledge and training to be successful.
— Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue

BEAUTY Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

Taught by FIT faculty, editors from Allure, and industry experts from Bobbi Brown, L’Oreal, MAC Cosmetics, and more, this is the first-ever online non-credit certificate program to deliver an in-depth introduction to the diverse array of careers in the $265 billion global beauty industry.

The Beauty Industry Essentials online program from the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology provides an in-depth introduction to key areas of the beauty and cosmetics industry, and gives students the tools and skills they need to launch or advance a successful career.

Learn more at beauty.fitnyc.edu.

I wish I had something like this, to see who the people and players are and how they got started. By listening to people who work in the beauty industry stories, you really do hear and understand a little bit about the industry.
— Bobbi Brown, Founder, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics