Executive Assistant Program

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Our Executive Assistant program is designed to help students gain the software and business skills needed to succeed in the modern office. Administrative assistants and executive assistants can be found working in schools, government agencies, and corporate settings across a broad range of industries. Responsibilities vary but often include:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the office
  • Organizing and maintaining files and records, both paper and electronic
  • Planning and scheduling meetings and appointments
  • Managing projects and conducting research
  • Purchasing supplies
  • Preparing and editing correspondence, reports, and presentations
  • Making travel and guest arrangements
  • Planning and coordinating events
  • Providing a good first impression of the business

Students learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint in addition to strengthening their typing skills and studying office procedures and communication. Upon graduation, students are prepared to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification, strengthening their resumes and proving their software skills to employers. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, students receive ebooks and a Microsoft Office Specialist exam voucher. Upon successful completion of the program students will receive a University of Utah Executive Assistant program completion award.

This program is offered in partnership with CareerStep.

Learn More at our Partner Site