As I have said before, MOOCs are a no-brainer for high school students who want to explore their academics interests and possible college majors. And for those of you who have not started exploring your interests outside of school, you should; it is not terribly time-consuming, especially with online options you can access 24/7, and colleges look favorably upon applicants who explore outside of school. These are also applicable to pre-MBA applicants!
The four below are from Coursera, and are available now for sign-up:
Creativity, Innovation, and Change, The Pennsylvania State University
Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence, Case Western Reserve University
Creating a Startup from an Idea, Israel Institute of Technology
Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills, University of Michigan
MOOCs are a no-brainer for high school students who want to explore their academics interests and possible college majors. And for those of you who have not started exploring your interests outside of school, you should; it is not terribly time-consuming, I promise 🙂
The two below are via edX and both available to audit, for free. I’ll be checking out the first one myself since I am all about leading a happy and meaningful life.
The Science of Happiness
The first MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life.
AP® Psychology – Course 5: Health and Behavior
Learn about the relationship between stress and physical and mental health and the treatment of abnormal behavior, including psychological disorders.
“You can get a top-notch education anywhere. It simply depends on how much effort you are willing to put in.”
A somewhat true statement, albeit sometimes hard to implement. However, this I have come to learn is very true: “Basically, if you work hard and people like being around you, you can go far in almost any field, regardless of where your diploma is from.”
I have seen Behar’s example play out many times:
Right now, I work with a super bright man who went to a small bible college in Oklahoma. And we have ended up on the same show at the same time at the same position. And I don’t think he’s perseverating about the fact that he didn’t go to Brown. In fact, since I split a salary with my writing partner, he probably makes twice what I make. So I’m sure he’s not perseverating about it. Or feeling the need to ever say “perseverating.”
Can everyone please read this article and then chill out? Like he said, he’s no psychologist or educational consultant, but there is a lot of truth in his in words that we all need to hear.