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Guided Learning on a Budget

5 min readView all articles
By Jason Russo
Mar 23, 2021

Today I get to share about two of my favorite topics:

  1. Maven Students who have successfully boosted their careers
  2. How they did it for little cost with Guided Learning

At Maven we love to help our students become successful data professionals.

If becoming a successful data professional is what you are looking for in your life, I’m glad you are reading this.

Let me know if this sounds like what you are thinking right now: You really want to get a better job...and not just any job: you want a CAREER. You want your career to be in a field that is growing and is going to be in demand for a long time to come. Data and Analytics sounds like a great choice, but how are you ever going to have the time or money to get there?

It feels impossible...you don’t know where to start, you don’t have a lot of money for one of those training programs that is going to hold your hand and guide you through the perfect training for you. You’ve done some searching for training and there are so many courses on sale, and so many videos on YouTube. Your time and money are limited, and taking a “DIY learning approach” of choosing your own courses, sorting through endless amounts of YouTube videos feels like a scavenger hunt that isn’t going to get you anywhere. I know how you feel, and I’m excited to say that there is a way to make your dream career in data a reality. It’s called online Guided Learning.

With online Guided Learning, you can make real progress without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars. You can get affordable training that will mentor and guide you from beginner to expert much cheaper and faster than you think. We call it Guided Learning because you are guided by experts through a learning program designed for you and your unique learning goals. Yes, it’s real, it’s helped real people like you and it’s available now at MavenAnalytics.io.

I know that I promised you the good stuff...Maven Student Success stories and how they did it.

Let Me Share Some Success Stories:

Maven’s Guided Learning approach launched in 2020 and we're already changing the lives of real people around the world. Take Chris Mengel for example, who used Maven courses to build the skills he needed to land his dream role as a BI Developer. Or Stacey Thienel, who took our MO-201 prep course, aced her exam, and earned a coveted Microsoft Certified Expert credential. Then there's Matt Brooks, Justin Grabowski, Kelli Harrington and more. These are all Maven students who successfully transitioned into brand new careers in business intelligence.

How Did They Do It?:

The one thing they all have in common, is that they joined Maven. Once they became a part of Maven they experienced Maven’s Guided Learning approach where each student set their goals and were guided by experts on the right learning path for them.

We believe that training should not be “one-size-fits-all." Instead we tailor the learning experience to each individual’s unique goals and needs, to produce substantially better outcomes for our students. We start with getting to know your background, goals and assessing your current skill levels in order to create the best learning plan for you to accomplish your career goals.

The game changer is that Maven is able to make these real-world success stories happen for $39 a month instead of the thousands of dollars that other guided learning solutions cost.

Think of Maven like a personal trainer for building your career in data. We are already teaching thousands of students in over 150 countries and we are ready to help you accomplish your dream career in data. You can get started for free and be on your way today. Or if you have some questions, chat with one of our learning team members here.

I’ll answer a couple questions that we get asked by a lot of students before they get started with Maven.

What’s It like being a Maven Student?

It’s pretty awesome! Maven’s guided learning platform provides you with the perfect learning-plan for your unique goals, along with user-friendly tracking tools and access to live coaching and support from real subject matter experts to accelerate their growth.

When you sign up for Maven Analytics you get:

  • A personalized, goal-oriented learning plan
  • 1-on-1 expert coaching and support
  • Progress tracking to keep you motivated and accountable

A big part of your experience as a Maven student is interacting with your instructors. We are a team of passionate instructors who love helping students thrive, and we’re all actively involved in making sure you do. As a Maven student you get real access to 1-on-1 coaching and support from top subject matter experts. The hands-on support coming directly from seasoned data professionals, is a critical differentiator in our learning experience.

Here’s a note we got recently from one of our students:

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you've taught me”...Reem A.

Notes like these remind us just how much we love what we do, and that we are changing lives.

What makes Maven’s guided learning approach so special?

I love answering this question. I could detail out all the features, functions and tools...but what makes Maven Analytics guided learning so meaningful is the magnitude of positive change that we can have on a person’s livelihood for such a modest price.

I’ll let one of our students do the talking for us. Here is an unsolicited note we got from Chris Mengel after his multi-month journey of learning, interviewing and ultimately landing his dream job:

“You and your awesome Maven team played such a pivotal role in making this happen. You all provided me the skills, confidence and encouragement I needed. What I learned from you clarified my desire to do this type of work professionally. Additionally, your blog posts and LinkedIn articles refined my philosophy – to look beyond the numbers and really understand the business. I genuinely admire and appreciate you all very much. I’m glad to have met and studied with each of you. You pushed me beyond what I thought I could do in your own way and I’m forever grateful. I will strive to pay it forward by telling every human being I know about the world-class training at Maven Analytics and by becoming the best data professional I can be. PS – PLEASE forward this to everyone on the team!!! They need to know their hard work MATTERS and it DOES make a DIFFERENCE in people’s lives!!! -Chris M.

That’s what it’s all about. Maven will go beyond just teaching you great data skills, we want to see you accomplish your dream career.

We know how important this is to so many people right now given the impacts of the pandemic. At Maven we see it as our calling to profoundly improve the lives of people who need to up-skill in order to get a job in the growing field of data.

Let’s do this!


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Jason Russo

Jason has 20+ years of experience leading successful teams, and has delivered results for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. Jason founded and bootstrapped his previous company to a successful acquisition before joining Maven in 2019 to help lead the next phase of growth.

Jason has 20+ years of experience leading successful teams, and has delivered results for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500. Jason founded and bootstrapped his previous company to a successful acquisition before joining Maven in 2019 to help lead the next phase of growth.

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