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Career Skills and Learning

Learn Career Skills

SPIE offers courses online and at events that help build your confidence and the skills needed to be successful along your career journey. We partner with companies and instructors who are experts in their field to strengthen your knowledge and keep you up to date in your field. SPIE Members receive 15 percent off courses and SPIE Student Members get 50 percent off.


Take career development courses

Take career development courses online 

SPIE offers online courses designed to be taken on your own schedule from your desktop or mobile device. If you are an SPIE Member, you get free access to any professional development course we offer like Making the Most of Your Presentation (WS897) and Structuring Your Research Paper (WS908).

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Learn Zemax OpticStudio - SPIE Student Members get free access

This course is intended for engineers and students who need to use or design optical systems, want to understand the principles of image formation by optical systems, and are interested in an introduction to Zemax’s OpticStudio UI.

Student Members of SPIE can take the course for free. Login to get your discount code.

A background in optics is useful but not necessary with Zemax OpticStudio. Learn more.

Learn Zemax OpticStudio