It seems as though today, college is necessary for many to achieve the life that they one day want. However, even college doesn’t seem like it’s enough anymore. Graduate degrees are becoming more and more popular and many employers are looking to hire individuals that have one. Currently, I have only received my undergraduate degree, but I plan on one day getting a graduate degree (most likely in business). However, I have taken advantage of the available, free online courses that are offered by many websites - my favorite is “Coursera.” Coursera has a variety of online courses, many of which are available on demand, meaning that they can be taken at any time. I strongly recommend students and adults seriously look into taking one of the many free, online courses that are offered by Coursera, edX, Udemy, etc.
Why should an individual look into some of these courses? I believe there are two main reasons why an individual should look into taking free, online courses (along with college or some other form of education). Perhaps the number one reason an individual should is due to the fact that they are FREE. Oh come on, who doesn’t love the sound of that word? There are not too many things in this world that are free so why not take the plunge and take a course or two. There is a vast majority of courses to meet almost everyone’s needs. The courses that I have taken have been finance and business-related. My personal experience with Coursera courses was that they were very well structured, informative, and not overly time consuming.
The second reason why you should consider looking into the courses is because of how much it could benefit you and your career moving forward. Pick a course that interests you and start learning. Maybe you want to get a nice understanding of accounting or law? Perhaps medical-related courses interest you more? Good news, Coursera and other sites offer courses that deal with those topics. The point here is, if you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic and want to learn in a class setting rather than reading a book, then try some of the free, online courses offered throughout the web.