If you’re not going home to visit, the uni break is the perfect time to have fun, unwind and catch up with friends. If you’re heading into your final years of study, you may find yourself soon looking back on all that time you had off, wishing you made the most of it.
In addition to the qualification you graduate with, there are plenty of other skills that will make you a more employable candidate: communication, leadership, delegation and time management. Depending on your industry, there are certainly other things you may be expected to be savvy in: social media, SEO or Google Ads, programs like Adobe Creative Cloud, or a programming language like Python.
Here are four websites that run different online courses in a whole range of topics.
Coursera combines the best courses and degrees from numerous American universities such as Stanford, Duke and Michigan to facilitate the development of upskilling workers. Brush up on your grammar and earn a professional certificate, get a kick-start in a career in data science with a specialisation from IBM or take a course in positive psychology.
The courses at edX come from esteemed institutions such as Harvard University. They have some highly acclaimed courses on skills that will be very useful come graduating, such as essentials for networking in English. There truly is a massive range of course types, varying in difficulty and specificity. The courses in ethics are particularly helpful and come from experts in the field.
Over 100,000 cheap video courses are offered on Udemy, ranging from social media marketing to Microsoft Excel. If you are looking to be more level-headed and well-rounded, the mindfulness courses are particularly helpful. If you’re angling for a position in leadership skills, a course in conflict resolution may be helpful. For whatever workplace environment you wish to get into, there are specific courses ready to give you helpful skills once you take that leap into the industry.
The home of career profiles also provides a vast range of courses. Learn HTML, take a course in Tableau or brush up on those Powerpoint skills. Teamwork, business communication, public speaking and critical thinking are all skills that are needed as you transition from study into the workplace, so what better time to brush than now?