Colleges offer winter ‘mini-mester’ and career boot camps
The coronavirus pandemic meant college officials and their students suddenly found themselves with a lot of extra time on their well-sanitized hands between semesters this winter.
Many colleges and universities are starting their spring semesters later than usual, putting more distance between the holidays and the start of classes, and in some cases, requiring students to quarantine before returning to campus. For some schools, this means a nearly two-month break between classes.
And so the pandemic “mini-mester” was born.