At the end of the course my professor insisted that my class meet up when we all returned to campus in the Fall, just because of how in-depth the discussions we had were.

Natalie Green is a Strategic Communications and Sociology double major. Green worked 40 hours a week interning in New York City while partaking in Elon Summer. She found the experience to be very convenient and was able to complete a COR Capstone, a challenging course Green was eager to knock out before her senior year. Additionally, obtaining academic credits in the summer allowed for Green to study abroad in South Africa.

Instead of having a set meet time, the class was structured so that the students were able to work at their individual pace. The professor would upload all the videos, lectures and PowerPoints to Moodle so that students could freely learn the information. Green referenced that she would oftentimes complete readings while commuting on a train into the city for work, greatly appreciating the accessibility of the material and flexibility in timing. Additionally, Green felt that she was able to collaborate with her peers and have a rapport with her professor. This was especially advantageous given the nature of the COR Capstone involving social justice issues that called for a substantial amount of group discussions. Green declared that there was so much engagement between her class that, “at the end of the course my professor insisted that we meet up when we all returned to campus in the Fall, just because of how in-depth the discussions we had were.” Lastly, Green contested that Elon Summer took some of the stress off of having an overwhelming amount of work in a regular semester.