Classroom at UBC. Photo: Velkr0 on Flickr
We polled out Career Experts for suggestions on classes that every college students — including you! — should take to become more well-rounded individuals and better prepared for integration into the real world.
Speech/Communications recommended by GJ Mueller. Communication is a critical 21st century skill that you will use every single day in your personal and professional relationships. We can always use more practice, guidance, and reflection on communication skills. (Sidebar: Ballroom Dancing was a close second for her! You won’t find many other classes where touching members of the opposite sex is mandatory.)
One class outside of the norm, recommended by Beth Campbell Duke. Taking a class that you wouldn’t normally will allow you to meet a totally new set of people and possibly even their friends. I had a lot of fun taking ‘Popular Culture in the 16th Century’ during my science degree. Expand your horizons and your networks!
Statistics recommended by Tracy Brisson. Even if you’re on a creative career path, taking a statistics class will be a reliable resource for you professionally. You’ll be asked to present data and results over and over again in your career and statistics will teach you how to think about information in different ways.
Is there a class you’ve taken in college that you think everyone else should, too?