WIRE Initiative

The Whitman Industry Readiness & Excellence (WIRE) Initiative is an innovative program demonstrating Whitman’s commitment to preparing students for a world of accelerating change. The WIRE initiative helps to encourage students to pursue professional certifications from industry-recognized organizations. These certifications offer tangible support and augment our students’ skillsets and abilities—in other words, industry readiness or evidence of excellence in a particular domain. 


Current offerings include:

  • Microsoft Excel Expert
  • Salesforce Administrator
  • Microsoft Data Associate (Power BI)
  • Google Data Analytics
  • Tableau 


The certifications in this program continue to expand in line with hiring trends and industry needs. To submit a WIRE application, please click on this link.

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