What Podcasts Can Help You Learn About a College
You’ve visited college websites, their Twitter feeds and Facebook pages. Maybe you’ve even visited a campus. Podcasts, such as the ones on iTunes U, are another tool you can use to get a feel for a college and decide whether a school is right for you.
There are over 700 colleges worldwide with podcasts on iTunes U, so chances are you’ll find videos and audio recordings from the colleges you’re considering. The topics covered in colleges’ podcasts on iTunes U vary by school, but typically include videos and audio recordings on admissions, campus life, campus history, special lectures and even university courses.
What information is available in podcasts
We took a look at several colleges’ iTunes U offerings, and here’s a sampling of the kinds of information you can find in college podcasts:
: Check out The Career Cast collection for this university, which features short clips about getting jobs and internships, interviewing for jobs, attending career fairs, setting salary expectations and more. Plus, see podcasts of courses on topics from entrepreneurship or health communication to nursing or portfolio development.
Iowa State University
: This university’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences provides the bulk of the podcasts here. Courses cover topics such as agronomy, nutrition, biorenewable systems and computer science. The university’s library also shares special historical collections via podcasts, too.
: Collections on this iTunes U channel include courses, seminars and more. Most courses and seminars are on health care professions and majors, plus there are some podcasts for medical school admissions and financial aid.
University of South Carolina
: Check this university’s collections for podcasts that include tips for college students, tutorials for library research and videos on campus life.
University of South Florida
: Many of this university’s podcasts focus on literature and sustainability.