UMD students, faculty, and staff have unlimited, free access to, an online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. 

Students: log in HERE to access your account and watch the videos listed below (sample list). 

Lynda log in page.

Developing career readiness skills videos:

  • Writing a resume 
  • Creating portfolios
  • Creating a cover letter
  • Job hunting online 
  • Interviewing (making a first impression, handling difficult questions, addressing illegal questions)
  • Negotiating your salary (researching salary ranges, highlighting skills)


Career management videos:

  • Careers in sports management
  • Career opportunities in data science, big data, and data 
  • Managing your career
  • Managing your career in design 
  • Technology and data careers in government


Job/internship search videos:

  • Job hunting for college grads
  • Job search strategies 
  • Informational interviews (how to do them)
  • Working with recruiters
  • Job hunting online (how to use Indeed, Twitter, Glassdoor, etc.)
  • Learning LinkedIn for students 


Add a new skill by watching these videos...

  • Analytics
  • Big Data
  • Business Skills
  • Data Analytics
  • Design Business
  • Ecommerce
  • Finance
  • Freelancing
  • Game Design
  • Illustration
  • Logo Design
  • Management
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Python
  • Social Media Marketing
  • R for Data Science 
  • Web Design 

Get started by visiting and click “Sign In” to search for any title above and much more! Additionally, review this list of open to the public computer books.