Career Semester ×

The perfect addition to your college semester.

A powerful way to spend a few hours a week learning career-focused skills and gaining international work experience, entirely online.
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Learn and intern globally. From your laptop.

Career Semester is an online program that enables you to invest in your future while still taking college courses. During the semester-long program, you'll engage in a live career-focused seminar combined with an international internship, giving you the experience you need to boost your career.

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Gain global internship experience.

After your course, you'll be placed in an online internship with teammates from your class. But online doesn't mean disengaged: expect daily collaboration with your fellow students, frequent check-ins with your manager, and high standards for results.
Pascha Hao

Interned at Invictus Capital

"Working at Invictus Capital was both challenging and exciting. I worked on a withdrawal smart contract that will ultimately allow people to interact with the blockchain in a different way. I learned so much in just a week and adjusted to the self motivated structure well."
Rohan Kerr

Interned at Feastfox

"Using state-of-the-art technology we had the vital responsibility of relaying consumer feedback directly to the executive team at Feastfox, helping to prioritize new features and identify opportunities for growth. The nimble and close-knit culture at Feastfox was an awesome fit!"
Camryn Okere

Interned at SoundCloud

"The working environment was young, driven, and collaborative. Once a week, the teams came together to share their work and see how the product and our projects progressed on a large scale. Everyone was also really concerned about us having a good experience."
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The Career Semester difference.

Our programs are unlike anything you've ever experienced.

Live seminars taught by industry experts.

Instead of streaming content designed for the large audiences, our online courses are taught live by industry experts who are trained to foster engagement. We cap our class sizes so you'll get to know your fellow classmates and teaching team, who will give you daily feedback on your work.

Online internships with companies abroad.

After your course, you'll be matched with one of our global internship partners and work remotely with other students on a real-world project. Having global work experience on your resume and an international network will give you a significant edge in your future job search.

Work remotely with a global community.

Career Semester programs unite students, teachers, and companies from around the US and the world. Not only will you plug into a global community, you'll get valuable experience working remotely, which will help you stand out when applying for jobs at forward-thinking companies after graduation.

How Career Semester works.

First three weeks: Online course
Aligned with high-growth industries to improve your career prospects.
6-10 hours / week commitment.
Sets you up to create value during your internship.
Next nine weeks: Online internship
Guaranteed placement at a company abroad.
8-12 hours / week commitment.
Additional classes throughout to learn more material.
Add on 3 college credits

You can elect to add on a for-credit module to your program, and earn 3 credits. Request more information about this from an Admissions Advisor. Credit transfer depends on your university policies.

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Elena Viceira
Student at Harvard University
"This class was incredibly rewarding. Not only were our professors and teaching assistants knowledgable, passionate, and dedicated, but also we were given the opportunity to muddle through problems on our own and teach ourselves skills—both very valuable learning experiences. The internship was an amazing experience that gave every student real industry experience."

The most inspiring way to learn online.

Our live courses focus on rigor, engagement, and community.
Rigorous & practical
Your class projects will be connected to industry, in a format that you can show future employers.
You'll have class weekly, along with in-depth readings and assignments that will challenge you to learn quickly.
Small class sizes
We cap classes at 30 students, which means you'll get to know your classmates and teachers individually.
We teach engaging, live seminar-style classes—not massive, streamed lectures. Expect lots of discussion and group work.
Frequent feedback
Your lead professor and TAs will review your work and give you actionable feedback to improve.
They'll also provide guidance and support for your internship, helping you achieve more than you could in ordinary working environments.

International impact, without the travel.

Our Online Internship Framework ensures you'll achieve amazing results while working remotely.
Our Online Internships include:
A real-world project that is scoped to your skill set, with deliverables you can add to your resume.
Frequent, structured check-ins with your company manager and a regular cadence of feedback.
Subject-related support from our teaching team, in case you need help along the way.

For your internship, you'll be matched with one of our dozens of international internship partners along with a team of fellow students. You'll work together remotely to solve one of the company's challenges and present your solution to a team of stakeholders.

Unlike many other internships, however, you'll have consistent support from a variety of channels: your manager, our education team, and your peers.

We're committed to improving access to education.

We offer need-based financial aid and scholarships to enable access to our programs.

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Dates and deadlines.

Program dates

January 25 - April 16, 2021.

You'll participate in your online course and internship during the week at a schedule that is manageable with your existing college workload.

Application deadlines  

October 22 - Early Decision: Highest chance of admission.

November 24 - Second Decision: Most of the remaining place are filled during this application deadline. Admissions is more competitive than the Early Decision deadline.

January 7 - Final Deadline: Applications assessed for remaining places to courses that still have space. Admissions is competitive in this phase.

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