5 non-traditional education systems doers should consider
Huffington Post - 11/13/2014
Choosing between college education and real world experience is a false preference binary now that universities are adopting the co-op model whereby students can alternate between academic semesters and work experience.
Many students appreciate diversifying their time in school with internships because it rounds out their academic experience and is a bonus on resumes.
Northeastern University, for example, uses the co-op model to highlight the importance of academic as well as experiential learning. Helping students identify and explore their academic interests in real world pursuits translates into Northeastern’s 90 percent post-graduate employment rate!