IT Project Management—Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Offered on both the graduate and undergraduate level, Harrisburg University's IT project management courses prepare students for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. It's a certification that many can't attain without years of IT experience. A decade ago, such classes didn't exist, but are now a near necessity for IT students looking to find meaningful employment immediately after graduation. Students leave school prepared to start their careers as IT management professionals and enjoy the six-figure salary that typically accompanies the title.
Philanthropy and Social Change—Georgetown University
This is an undergraduate class designed for students who may want to enter the nonprofit world after they graduate. Georgetown teams with nonprofits, for whom students write grant proposals and eventually dole out $15,000 in grants. Instructors say that students who have taken the class laud it for heightening their grant-writing skills, which employers—particularly in the Washington, D.C., area—covet.
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