By Erica Moss
Fact: Internships are an essential part of the college experience. Not only do they help students gain real-world experience and get acclimated to a professional environment, but they also demonstrate to potential employers that he or she is capable of adding value to their organization.
Depending on the intensity of the internship, it may or may not be possible for a student to continue their coursework while also juggling the new demands this experience brings on. And the last thing someone wants to do is sacrifice graduating on time in order to further build their resume and acquire skills that will make them highly employable after earning their diploma.
Enter: Semester Online.
Semester Online is a first-of-its-kind program offering rigorous, for-credit courses from top colleges and universities around the country — you guessed it — online. Participating schools include Boston College, Brandeis University, Emory University, Northwestern University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, Wake Forest University and Washington University in St. Louis.
For Spring 2014, Semester Online recently announced a list of new courses:
- Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health (Brandeis)
- The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: Then and Now (Brandeis)
- Differential Equations for Engineers and Scientists (Northwestern)
- Electronics Out of the Box (Northwestern)
- Introductory Finance (UNC Chapel Hill)
- Marketing: Core Concepts and Tools (UNC Chapel Hill)
- Strategic Management (UNC Chapel Hill)
- Introduction to Bioethics (Wake Forest)
- Critical Earth Issues (Wash U)
- Introduction to Psychology (Wash U)
All of these courses are taught by great professors in live classes and allow you to continue working toward graduation, all while tackling an internship and all of your other extra-curriculars. With Semester Online, your most productive semester is within reach.
Erica Moss is the social brand manager for Semester Online, a first-of-its-kind program offering for-credit courses from the nation’s top colleges and universities — online. When she’s not writing or tweeting, she enjoys TV, pop culture and cured meats.