3 Alternative Experiential Learning Resources for Arts, Media, and Communication Students

Going to college, many students hope to gain practical experience in their field. One way of achieving this goal is by taking part in experiential learning, which consists of internships, co-ops, research, clinical, part-time jobs, and more. Many students are not familiar with the term experiential learning but can learn more about it on the Center of Career Development website and UConn’s research opportunities. Below are some examples of alternative experiential learning experiences specifically for the Arts, Media, and Communication Career Community.

Digital Marketing Nanodegree with Udacity:

This three-month program perfect for a summer experience was developed by some of the tech’s largest industry leaders, including Google, Facebook, HubSpot, and Hootsuite. If you are interested in digital marketing or social media, this course gives a comprehensive overview of the career space and a practical combination of modules and assignments. After taking part in the program, students will know how to amplify their message on social media, optimize Google Analytics, market with email, and more.

To learn more about the Digital Marketing Nanodegree with Udacity, click here

Social Marketing Certification Course:

The Social Marketing Certification Course develops foundational social media marketing skills. The coursework gives an overview of popular social media sites, best practices in social media, social media strategy, and more. This course provides practical skills for students aspiring to a career in social marketing or public relations. This certification course by Hootsuite Academy is just one of the social media certification courses you can explore on their website.

To learn more about the Social Marketing Certification Course, click here

Smithsonian Associates Certificate Program in World Art History:

This certification program is for art lovers who want to fully appreciate great works of art by learning about their cultural context. Students can select courses that pique their interest and learning in a flexible and personalized approach under the guidance of expert Smithsonian teachers. The certification has a fee of $25. Still, it gives access to various courses, such as Italian Renaissance Art, Architecture of the Baroque and Rococo, and Excavations at Tell el-Amarna.

To learn more about the Smithsonian Associates Certificate Program in World Art History, click here

To explore more alternative experiential learning experiences, schedule a meeting with a Center for Career Development Career Coach on Handshake!

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