Find out what one student did to enhance her degree program and did it at an accelerated pace.
Jamie Noonan, a political science and philosophy major and rising junior at Villanova University, wanted the flexibility to be able to excel in any workplace, but felt that with dual majors rooted in the liberal arts, she lacked the requisite skills to do so. To remedy that, she turned to the school’s Summer Business Institute, which immerses students in the intricacies of accounting, management, and marketing, among other topics, during six hour days over the course of 10 weeks.
Noonan’s parents footed the $9,000 bill for the program, but she is confident their investment will yield a significant return. “Any job that you do, you’re going to be working for a company that is trying to maximize profits,” she says. “Just knowing how that system works, you can be a much better employee.”