6 Perks Of Enrolling In A Summer Session At Rutgers University
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6 Perks Of Enrolling In A Summer Session At Rutgers University

Not a lot of people register for summer sessions. I only have eight people in one of my classes. Smaller classes are great as you can get personal attention from your professor and it also enhances your learning.

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6 Perks Of Enrolling In A Summer Session At Rutgers University

It's finally summer! While everyone is busy posting pictures of their Europe trip on Instagram, I'm taking summer courses at Rutgers to catch up on my credits (being a transfer student sucks). At first, I was pretty upset about the fact that I would be spending my summer studying, but once the summer session started, I realized that it isn't all that bad.

So, here are six perks of doing summer session at Rutgers.

1. Class sizes are smaller

Not a lot of people register for summer sessions. I only have eight people in one of my classes. Smaller classes are great as you can get personal attention from your professor and it also enhances your learning. It is almost like private tutoring. Considering how huge Rutgers is, finally having a class of 8 students after always being in a class of 450 students is a relief.

2. There are internship opportunities

Usually, most of the summer classes are in the evening. This gives you the chance to do an internship in the morning. Doing an internship during the usual semester can be tough with all the courses. However, having classes in the evening gives you just enough time to do a day job. My class starts at 6 p.m. and it is perfect as I get to go to my internship in the morning.

3. There are thrilling summer activities

There are multiple events organized by Rutgers just for summer session students throughout summer. They have free movie nights, barbeque lunches, rock climbing, kayaking, biking, broadway trips and wait for it... a free trip to Six Flags which includes the bus ride, park admission, and a $15 food voucher, you can't say no to that!

4. You get to make new friends

Rutgers' summer sessions are not just for Rutgers students, but for students from other universities as well. This is the perfect opportunity to make new friends. It's nice to get to know someone else and talk about non-Rutgers things for once.

5. You can graduate early or on time

Taking summer courses can reduce your course load, especially if you are a transfer student. Transfer students usually worry about whether they would be able to graduate on time or not. Summer session is the perfect time to catch up on credits. If you're not a transfer student, you can take summer courses and graduate earlier!

6. You get alone time

With none of your friends around, you get to spend some time alone and have space. Alone time is important as this gives you the opportunity to clear your mind and discover yourself. Rutgers' campus and buses are always super crowded. Finally being able to walk around campus and ride a bus without bumping into someone else is a relief.

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