FUTURE-PROOF YOUR CAREER AS A DIGITAL MARKETER WITH SOMERVILLE ACADEMY

Set yourself up for long-term career success and stability in any economy by becoming a digital marketer. 

STOP THE STRESS. START YOUR CAREER.

Our Career Launch Program gives you all of the tools you need to gain in-demand digital marketing skills, start working remotely, set your own hours, and start earning what you're worth. You’ll learn how to design your career so it funds the life you want and gives you the time to actually live it.

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WHY BECOME A DIGITAL MARKETER?

Go digital.

Learn the in-demand, technical skills you need to get hired in any economy (without going back to school for years).

Work remotely.

Discover the key to working remotely. Whether you're travelling the world or staying safe at home, you can work from anywhere.

Set your own hours.

Your career should fit around your life, not the other way around. It will never be a perfect balance but a flexible work day goes a long way.

No salary cap.

Say goodbye to the glass ceiling. If you're not getting paid what you're worth, there is a lineup of new companies and clients waiting for you.

WHAT SOMERVILLE ACADEMY ALUMNI ARE SAYING

JIM JERSEY

JI M JERSEY

Being in that group of women was very encouraging. It didn’t feel like a competition. It felt like we were a team going for the same goal. I gained confidence but also a sense of pride in what I do. Now I feel a sense of placement in what I do.” 


Molly Lermon


With Somerville Academy’s help, I finally understood my worth and my perspective changed. I now know I have this incredible skill-set. I’m able to say “you don’t even know you need me yet, and let me show you why you need me”. Somerville gave me a really different way of seeing the job market.”


Alison Sagar


JIM JERSEY

JIM JER SEY

Gain the skills and experience you need to launch your career in digital marketing.

  • Industry Experience: Work across a variety of disciplines including e-commerce, lead generation, content marketing, and automation.
  • In-Demand Skills: Develop and hone your skills in WordPress, Google Analytics, search engine optimization, content marketing, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, email marketing, and more.
  • Flexible Learning Environment: Because of the program’s flexibility, this course can be completed while working full-time.
  • Career Launch: Expect to find full-time employment and/or your first freelance clients within three months of graduation.

Designed specifically for women, at any stage of life.

  • Career Changers: Combine your existing expertise with things you actually enjoy doing to catapult you into a better role.
  • Moms: Built specifically for moms re-entering the workforce after taking some time away to raise their families.
  • Recent Graduates: You've got the degree, now get the job. Designed to accelerate your career path from graduate to gainfully employed.

DEVELOP IN DEMAND SKILLS

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

Learn to navigate tools and techniques that measure, manage, and analyze campaigns gives you more control over a campaign’s return on investment (ROI) across all its channels.

EMAIL MARKETING

Create email marketing strategies and developing plans for growing a list and developing a relationship with customers over time. Test out personalized e-commerce and nurture marketing to newsletters.

WORDPRESS + CONTENT MARKETING

Wordpress powers 35% of the internet. Content marketing is the the creation and distribution of content that drives customers to a website. It’s a combination weapon every marketer must have. 

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

Conduct technical audits, on-page optimization, and technical strategies to help improve site rankings. Master industry best practices with the latest tools and tactics to confidently implement.

FACEBOOK + INSTAGRAM ADS

Execute social advertising campaigns, including utilizing the latest techniques, in targeting, data analysis, and optimization and measuring desired outcomes and return on investment (ROI).

GOOGLE ADS

Drive revenue and target searchers who are most likely to convert with ads that appear at the top of a results page and boost brand visibility and conversion rates while delivering a positive ROI.

THE SOMERVILLE DIFFERENCE

Develop cutting edge technical skills. Build a world-class portfolio of real work for real businesses. Gain the network, resume, and confidence to launch your new career, in just 25 hours per week.

Industry Expert Instructors

Learn analytics, SEO, paid media, lead generation, and career development from 5 different subject-matter experts on the cutting edge of their respective fields.

Real-World Clients

Build a portfolio full of real clients and real data. Our community partner program and paid media practicum connect students with real businesses and real campaigns to gain industry experience before they graduate.

Globally Recognized Certifications

Graduates complete certificates in Google Analytics, Google Ads, and Hubspot to further differentiate themselves in the industry after graduation.

Live Classes Every Week

Attend two weekly seminars, where students can ask questions and get help from their instructors and peers, or access the student hub for 24/7 support online.

New Career

Develop the skills, experience, network, and confidence to launch your career in under 6 months. With another 6 months of career support to help you take off.

I learned skills from Somerville that I didn't even know existed.  I started this program at the beginning of COVID-19 and wasn't sure where my career was headed, but now 16 weeks later, I am improving and growing my own business and finally feel hope for financial stability again. This program has been a life-changing experience for me.  I am truly thankful.

— Tiffany Altman

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

Somerville Academy is committed to maintaining access to our programs for all accepted students, regardless of their financial position. We want our students to be able to focus on class, not costs. Any student with financial concerns is encouraged to apply for financial assistance after acceptance into their program. We offer a range of scholarships and financing options to make the path to your new career easier.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Partial scholarships are available for:

  • Single moms
  • Women of color
  • Members of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Women with disabilities
  • Survivors of domestic or sexual violence.

FINANCIAL AID

Student loans that actually pay off. This is an investment toward your future career and earning potential. In partnership with Climb Credit, we offer financing options for all accepted students, regardless of their credit score.

HOW TO APPLY

Your enrollment advisor will walk you through our scholarships and/or student loan application upon your acceptance to Somerville.

WELCOME TO SOMERVILLE

Somerville is a technology school created by and for women. Born out of a need to have more women, especially more women of color, in the technology industry. Our programs are designed to give women the skills, experience, and confidence they need to start their careers in 20 weeks. Our online curriculum lets students work around their existing schedules, so the logistics of going back to school, including commuting and childcare, are easier to handle.

Meet Your Instructors

Ally Anderson

Lead Instructor

Ally specializes in analytics, SEO, and content marketing, but what she enjoy most is putting all the puzzle pieces together for integrated marketing campaigns across various channels.

Daisy Liu

Teaching Assistant

Daisy specializes in analytics and paid search. When she's not teaching or implementing global campaigns, she's playing with her son, travelling, or mastering another language.

Katie Jeanes

Founder and CEO

Katie is the person who started Somerville. Her favourite things include teaching, data analysis, equal pay, surfing, baking, and bragging about the incredible women of Somerville Academy.

Andrea Morin

Teaching Assistant

Andrea specializes in email marketing, automation, content, and inbound marketing, she's a data analysis nerd and loves to find digital solutions to marketing problems.

Ellen Horton

Instructor

Ellen specializes in content marketing, advertising, and analytics. She loves to travel and even became a digital nomad for a couple of years while working remotely.

Princess Tettey

Teaching Assistant

Princess specializes in Search Engine Optimization with a passion for writing, people and teaching. As she says, "Having the right people to support you makes all the difference!"

Ariane Hunter

Career Success Manager

Ariane is known as the “career whisperer.” She’s an expert in navigating career changes, career reinvention, inspired leadership, life & work strategies.

Hayley Milliman

Instructor

A teacher by training and a marketer by trade, Hayley puts her storytelling skills to use developing compelling content marketing strategies and working on her first novel.

Roxanne Tan

Teaching Assistant

Roxanne is a passionate digital marketer and advocate for diversity and inclusion in tech. She specializes in paid media advertising and loves all things design.

YOUR FUTURE IS WAITING.

There’s no better time to take control of your career path than right now. Becoming a digital marketer will give you the resources to succeed on your own terms. In case you're wondering, this is the sign you've been looking for. 

Complete Your Application Below

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO LAUNCH YOU CAREER AS A DIGITAL MARKETER

The technology available today makes it super accessible. Recruiters are out there looking for you already. They need you. And they're totally fine with you working from home.

Starting now will allow you to:

  • Establish yourself in your career so you can get started on the rest of your goals. 
  • Get the 'early adopter' advantage and start mastering the in-demand skills that people are hiring for NOW.  
  • Set up a work-life balance that works for you! Full-time, part-time, freelance, you decide how you structure your career.

If you wait, you’ll be in the same place you are now. 6 months from now, you’ll wish you had started today!

Your life before Somerville:

  • Daydreaming about the freedom and lifestyle that come with a flexible career but never taking action  
  • Trying to 'Frankenstein' together random skills, hoping something sticks but nothing seems to move the needle  
  • Working crazy hours to try to make up for being underpaid at your job(s)
  • Applying to jobs with no experience - you’re winging it and your resume reflects that
  • You have no savings, you are living paycheck to paycheck, doing your best to make ends meet
  • Your career is stagnant, meaning your income is too
  • Limited time for your family and friends, and definitely no time for yourself

Your life after Somerville:

  • You know exactly what you are doing and what you are worth
  • You make consistent income and work regular hours, through your job, your freelance contracts, or both
  • You feel like a total boss in your career - things are happening, you feel momentum and you see steady growth
  • You’ve become known in your industry, and the opportunities come to you
  • You are living your life designed for YOU - you have the income you want to fund your dream life and the time you want to actually live it
  • You prioritize LIFE...your family and friends get the very best of you and you chose a career that allows you to take good care of your own self too (mentally, spiritually, physically)

Industry Analysis

Why it's good to be a woman in tech.

GET PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH

Average annual salary of a Digital Marketing Manager is $74,114 USD.

MORE JOBS THAN PEOPLE

1,162,214 new jobs will be available in 2020 and 2,139,355 new jobs will be available in 2025.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

⅔ of US families have working moms. Flexible schedules keep moms in the workforce.

WE'RE PRETTY PROUD OF OUR ALUMNI

"The skills you have taught me have made me confident in my capabilities and I want to take on the world! Thank you for your wit, your reliability and your brilliance."

- Robyn Burgess, Marketing & Communication Manager, Interior Health

"My new business wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Somerville. Taking the program, I went from an idea to making it a reality all in a matter of weeks. It’s such an incredible experience to watch an idea come alive and be surrounded by so many supporters in my cohort."

- Emily Lycopolus, Owner, The Olive Oil Critic

"The Somerville program has helped me feel more confident in my skills and allowed me to own my role. While I am still learning every day, I know I am capable and deserve to be in the position I am in."

- Alanna Rogers, Director of Marketing, Pacific Solutions Contracting

YOU'RE A GOOD FIT FOR SOMERVILLE IF:

You're ready for expert help and support.  

  • You already have work experience (i.e., teaching, healthcare, banking, hospitality, retail, etc.).  
  • You know how to use everyday technology like Microsoft Office, Gmail, or social media. 
  • You’re naturally creative OR analytical (if you like drawing and writing or math and science, there's a digital marketing career for you).  
  • You're ready to invest time, money, effort, and resources in yourself and your career to make this happen sooner, not later.  
  • You’re ready and willing to take feedback and trust our program - it only works if you DO the work!
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