The many ways you can become
more career-ready on ‘Five-Star Fridays’
STARTING THIS FALL, most students at Akron will take courses Monday through Thursday, leaving Friday dedicated to hands-on, real-world experience.
This innovative schedule – unique among universities in the area – condenses, but does not change, the weekly course load for most students. It provides additional opportunities for real-world learning each Friday, helping you get the most out of your education.
Today, 82 percent of our undergraduate students complete internships, student teaching, research or study-abroad trips. These experiences often lead to job offers.
Labs & research
Our faculty look to involve students in research projects as early as possible. It's a great way to enrich your studies and build a resume.
Fridays will allow you to build leadership experience through service in the community and through one of our 300+ student organizations.
Our campus has spaces specially designed for small-group study sessions and project work. (And four coffee houses for those fueled by caffeine.)
Meet with faculty
You'll have time on Fridays to stop by faculty members' offices to ask questions or explore points of interest that could not be covered fully in class.
Fridays will be ideal for meeting with Career Services advisors and using the time to network and take part in career-related events.
Speakers & programs
We regularly host speakers and programs designed to enhance your development and eventual career success.
“QUALITY LEARNING AND STUDENT SUCCESS are the primary focuses of Five-Star Fridays. This initiative is consistent with workplace flexibility trends, and based on my conversations with industry, UA students should be even more attractive in the workplace both during school and after graduation if they take advantage of this Friday initiative.”
Matthew J. Wilson, President, The University of Akron
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AKRON GUARANTEE SCHOLARSHIP
The new Akron Guarantee Scholarship not only guarantees the yearly renewal of your scholarship so long as you are in good academic standing, but the award increases in size after you have earned 30, 60 and 90 credits.
ESPORTS ARE COMING
Want to earn a scholarship for gaming? We're forming a varsity team that will compete against other universities in League of Legends, Hearthstone and more. We also need players for our club teams – and we’re looking for students who can build equipment, broadcast games, design uniforms and work as personal trainers. Learn more.
VISIT OUR MODERN CAMPUS
You have to see Akron! Learn about academic programs, financial aid and scholarships, and housing options during one of our special visit days throughout the year. Or schedule a small-group tour of campus weekdays or on select Saturdays. Learn more.