November 11, 2019

GreenFig Partners with National University to Offer Innovative Digital Marketing Science Program to Upskill Adult Learners

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GreenFig, a market-driven education company that provides universities with turnkey, experiential learning programs in applied business science, today announced its partnership with private, non-profit National University on a new Digital Marketing Science program aimed at helping adult learners upskill and providing them with career-ready pathways. The new program, which is being offered through National University’s Division of Extended Learning, can be completed in as little as 14 weeks and offers insight into emerging trends and best practices that can be applied to their existing or future marketing practice. In addition, through the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), eligible military spouses can receive up to $4,000 in financial aid to help offset tuition expenses.

Central to GreenFig’s pedagogy is the Apprentorship™, a mentored apprentice-like experience, where learners collaborate with skilled industry practitioners to solve real-world campaigns for companies. Working collaboratively in teams, students develop a portfolio of fully executed projects and gain skills using live-production instances of leading business applications to address actual business challenges. Graduates will re-enter or advance in the workforce, certified in Applied Business Science with industry-recognized credentials, certifications and badges directly from companies such as Google, Salesforce, Facebook, HubSpot, among others.

According to a 2018 Blue Star Families survey, 56 percent of military spouses report being underemployed. A recent study by Strada Education shows the benefit of non-degree credentials has already been recognized for veterans, with certifications providing an average salary increase of $10,000 per year.

“Moving from one base to another often results in employment gaps for military families, but fast-paced technology is driving tremendous career opportunity,” said Sara Leoni, CEO of GreenFig. “We are honored to partner with National University and MyCAA to strengthen our commitment to military spouses and to empower all adult workers to level-up their skills for the digital-age workplace.”

In an on-going mission to provide access and opportunity to military spouses, GreenFig also partners with the nonprofit, The Paradigm Switch, an organization that empowers military spouses to work from anywhere in the world by helping them leverage technology to launch digital careers.

“Even as a digital marketing veteran for over five years, taking GreenFig’s course helped me connect the dots and build a holistic campaign and a firm foundation to apply what I learned immediately,” said Katie Russell, Army spouse and Director of Content of The Paradigm Switch. “Coupled with The Paradigm Switch's focus on helping military spouses to stop starting over every time they move, GreenFig’s online program is a game changer for spouses of all career and skill levels.”

Enrollment for GreenFig’s Digital Marketing Science program at National University is open now and will begin January 28, 2020. For more information or to apply for the MyCAA scholarship, please visit:

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is among the largest, private, nonprofit universities in California. With more than 170,000 alumni, National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students through its three Colleges: Sanford College of Education; College of Professional Studies; and College of Letters and Sciences. Programs are offered both online and at campuses throughout California and Nevada. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

About the National University System
The National University System is a network of accredited nonprofit education institutions serving a diverse population of students including PreK-12 students and working professionals. NUS higher-education institutions serve more than 45,000 students through National University, Northcentral University, City University of Seattle, and John F. Kennedy University. NUS education-focused initiatives include Workforce Education Solutions and the Sanford Programs.

About GreenFig
GreenFig is a market-driven education company that provides universities with turnkey, experiential learning programs in applied business science and prepares learners for digital-age careers. Students participate in Apprentorships™, where they work with companies to solve real business problems and receive certifications in Applied Business Science and from industry-leading business application software providers that serve workforces today. GreenFig’s university-affiliated program launched in 2018 and since then, hundreds of their graduates have entered or re-entered the workforce with positions at companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 100. Learn more at

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