Author: Jackie Otala

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Microcredentials 101: What, How and Why You Should Earn Badges & Microcredentials

Hi, my name is Jackie Otala and I am the Badges Fellow at Clarkson University, within the Ignite department. In my role, I have had the pleasure of helping develop the Badges and Microcredentials program at Clarkson. I am also a graduate student at Clarkson, finishing up my Master’s in Engineering Science (really fun interdisciplinary …

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A West Coast Student’s Perspective on Attending Clarkson

My name is Jackie Otala, Engineering Science MS ‘22 and Engineering and Management BS ‘20, and I am from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. More specifically I was born and raised in Sunnyvale. I knew I wanted to be an engineer in high school because I had access to amazing engineering courses from …