If you think winter is for hibernation, you'll change your mind when you take a close look at our January Short Term. J-Term provides you with the unique opportunity to test drive a career with an internship, take a travel/study course, or sign up for an engaging seminar (pass/fail, so you can safely explore outside your major).
Begun in 1968, the January Short Term was originally designed to give students a full-month of on-the-job experience and test career interests. Today, Hollins students intern everywhere from law offices to Capitol Hill, from their hometown newspaper to Fortune magazine, from a doctor's office to the Centers for Disease Control. Beginning Short Term 2011, Hollins launched competitive internship opportunities for first-year students.
But there's more. Many students opt to spend the month in a travel/study course. This year students are planning to travel to a variety of countries, including France, Germany, Spain, and the Caribbean. Students can also be a part of a touring theatre production for children, or learn what it's like to be behind the scenes of an art museum.
First-year students take their choice from an array of seminars. This year's seminars include such offerings as "Jazz Cinema," "Half-Hour Comedy - Writing the Television Sitcom," "Winter Light, Plastic Lens," and "Learning Navigation Skills." View the video from "Julie and Julia and Me: French Cooking and Food Culture for Everyone." Read the complete list of offerings (PDF).
(Photo, above: Professor of Biology Renee Godard and Associate Professor of Biology Morgan Wilson took a group of students to St. John to explore the Caribbean environment. Students shown are taking data for their research project on coral health.)