Hundreds of students graduate from Search Engine College every year and one of our favourite things is hearing from alumni and finding out what they’ve been up to since graduating.
With students in over 50 countries, experiences are quite diverse. Here are some examples:
- Gone on to work for a major search engine.
- Offered 3 jobs in a single week after publishing certification status in online CV.
- Poached from a high-paying SEM job to another high-paying SEM job with double the salary in just 6 months.
- Launched a web design and SEO company with sister.
- Left a high paying job in government to start own SEO/SEM consultancy.
- Became a freelance online copywriting expert.
Having launched in 2004, the alumni of Search Engine College is rapidly growing and we’ve realized that other former and current students would enjoy hearing from past students too. So we’ve decided to regularly feature a ‘Graduate Profile’ on this blog.
If you’re an alumni of Search Engine College, no matter how long (or short) ago, we are eager to hear from you. We’d love to know:
- What have you done since graduating from Search Engine College?
- How have our courses helped your working situtation?
- Have you started a new business or job as a result?
- What role are you in now?
- What do you love best about your job?
We’d also love to know:
- What made you decide to enroll at Search Engine College?
- What are your plans for the future?
Please Contact Us with “Graduate Profile” in your subject line and preferably attaching or linking to a photo you’d like used in the profile. We would be delighted to receive profiles in audio or video format if you’re particularly keen!
All graduates profiled will receive a Google AdWords voucher to the value of USD 75 and a link to their web site.
I just realised that I hadn’t yet shared this promotion on my blog so here we are.
If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you’ll know this already, but to celebrate the milestone of Search Engine College having enrolled students in 56 countries, we declared September to be Study Month. For the entire month of September, we have been offering a 25 Percent Discount on ALL our courses, including our popular multi-course Certification Pathways.
Study Month came about after the fantastic response to our CRAZY Day Sale in July. Many of our readers contacted us, asking if we could offer specials on courses other than our Search Engine Optimization Starter. We listened to your feedback and decided to celebrate Study Month with 25 PERCENT off any / all courses at Search Engine College.
You read correctly! If you order ANY course/s from us in September and use the Coupon Code – STUDYMONTH - you will receive 25% off your shopping cart total. That’s 25 percent off the total amount in your cart, so the more courses you add, the more you save.
Remember – the coupon is only valid until midnight on 30 September 2012, but your course key is valid for 12 months from the first day you enter it, so even if you don’t have time to study now, you can lock in your savings and study when it suits you.
But you’ve got less than 72 hours to take advantage of the discount so get cracking before the coupon expires. Be sure to read the instructions for using the coupon.
We were accepted into the Google Engage for Agencies program last month and as part of that status, we are now able to distribute vouchers for AdWords credit to all our Search Engine College students.
If you are a current or past student of Search Engine College and you would like to receive a Google AdWords credit voucher to the value of USD 75 – please contact me either via the in-course message system, or via our online Contact Form quoting your name, your student number and/or the date you signed up as a student.
There is a catch though – vouchers are only redeemable for new AdWords accounts or accounts that are less than 14 days old. If you are a PPC student, the voucher can be applied during the AdWords account set up process that you go through as part of your lesson material.
If you are not yet a Search Engine College student, never fear – sign up and you will be issued with a voucher at some point soon after your enrollment.
To spice things up a bit during what can be an otherwise boring time of year, we’re resurrecting the monthly Find Ms Parker competition on Search Engine Wiki.
Find Ms Parker is a good old fashioned hide and seek competition, with regular clues posted on our Facebook page and tweeted via @sewiki. Your task is to Find Ms Parker – our resident librarian – who is hiding on a page somewhere in our resources library at Search Engine Wiki. There’s a picture of her in this post so you know what she looks like.
It’s easy to win. Just find a pic of Ms Parker somewhere on Search Engine Wiki and tweet @sewiki with the page URL and *I found Ms Parker!* in your tweet, as well as the hashtag #FindMsParker so we can track it. If you don’t have a Twitter account, send the URL to us via our Contact Form and put *I found Ms Parker!* as your subject line.
The first person to find her and notify us as per the rules receives a training voucher to the value of USD395 to use towards any course/s at Search Engine College.
So what are you waiting for? Go find Ms Parker!
CLUE #1 : I keep a diary with entries typically displayed in reverse chronological order.
Update 2 July 2012: Ms Parker has been found! Congratulations to David Gall in Brisbane, who found her lurking here. Well done David, your training voucher will be sent out shortly.
We’re feeling pretty chuffed at Search Engine College this week, because we now teach students in 54 different countries around the world.
The College reached the 54 country milestone this week when a new student from Scotland enrolled online.
Since its inception in 2004, Search Engine College has set new industry standards for education and training in the field of Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing and we are very proud to have produced over 1,500 happy graduates.
Here’s a list of countries where we have enrolled students to date:
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
I wonder which country will be next?
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