Developing Skills

Explore these online tools to help you build skills in various areas.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning has over 15,000 courses in 7 different languages taught by credible industry experts in a wide variety of topics. With more than 60+ courses released each week, there are opportunities to learn about the most relevant and current content across business, creative, or technology topics. 

All students have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning. To register, you must be connected to the campus network, but you do not need to be on campus to take advantage of LinkedIn Learning courses. 

Students, to register: 

  1. Activate Your Account
  2. Sign in with your Grinnell College Network credentials (email and password)
  3. Select “Continue without LinkedIn,” unless you would like to link it to your personal LinkedIn account. 
  4. If you choose to continue without LinkedIn, you will again be prompted with an “Are You Sure” option. Select “Do not connect my account.”
  5. Continue through the remaining prompts by choosing your preferences. 

For more information and troubleshooting, contact ITS.


Learn direct from leading companies and gain valuable career skills by completing virtual work experiences.


Delivers courses for curious minds on topics ranging from data and computer science to leadership and communications.


Learn and master skills on Coursera with popular courses developed by leading universities and companies around the world.

The Wilson Center – Remote Learning Opportunities

A sample of remote learning opportunities available to students compiles by The Wilson Center.

Transferable skills are an important, but often overlooked part of building a résumé and selling yourself to an employer in general. Transferable skills are the foundation of how you market yourself for other opportunities. Check out these guides to help you identify skills you know you have, and skills you want to develop.