Lynn University has engaged in several partnerships to provide just-in-time job skills in emerging careers for students.
These collaborations complement the liberal arts education that students receive at Lynn with a variety of professional development opportunities in technology and social entrepreneurship.
“Learning is limitless, so we don’t limit our programs to the boundaries of campus,” said President Kevin M. Ross. “To prepare students
for emerging careers, we’ve partnered with leading organizations to provide all the benefits
of a liberal arts education, plus valuable job
skills and real-world opportunities.”
Lynn+ General Assembly
Students can enhance their bachelor’s degree with an immersion in technology design. Focused on helping students build marketable skills for emerging technology careers, General Assembly is a global network of campuses for technology, business and design.Participants may choose to attend the 10-day or 16-week program, both of which take place across the United States or abroad, and will master topics including user experience design, digital marketing, front-end web development and product management.
Lynn+ Amani Institute
A collaboration with a nonprofit based in Nairobi, Kenya, and
São Paulo, Brazil, Lynn+ Amani Institute offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Social Innovation Management. Designed
for students who are passionate about driving positive social change, the degree combines 10 months of intensive global experience in cross-boundary work with an advanced business degree. Skills developed in the program include how to think like a change
agent and how to create and manage a social venture.
Lynn+ Wyncode Academy
Available to graduate degree-seeking students, this program provides two new course tracks that teach high-demand coding skills. Students can choose from two master’s programs: MBA in Web Development Management or Master of Science in Communication and Media, with a specialization in Web Design Strategies. Miami-based Wyncode is a nine-week immersive bootcamp program. Lynn+ Wyncode Academy allows students to explore organizational leadership and management, front-end development, databases and object-oriented programming.
Lynn+ Watson University
Putting ideas to work as part of a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship, the 30-month Lynn+ Watson University program requires students to spend four semesters at Watson and three summers engaged in Lynn online courses. The program delves into global development, social entrepreneurship and more, with hands-on experiences and mentorships.
Lynn+ Watson graduate forges new pathways
Tessa Zimmerman ’16 is a trailblazer. She’s the first graduate of the Lynn+ Watson program. While in the program, she developed ASSET Education, which helps high school students overcome anxiety and succeed academically.
Zimmerman was motivated by her own experience coping with severe anxiety in school. At Easton Country Day School in Connecticut, she thrived in a nontraditional education environment. “I did a lot of independent studies there,” she said. “I had this personalized learning experience that I wanted to continue in college.”
Lynn+ Watson was the perfect fit. “The combination of Watson and Lynn is powerful,” she said. “You get to experience an established network of Lynn alumni and faculty paired with a newer school style that’s helping higher education open more doors for young entrepreneurs.”
After ASSET Education’s early success in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, high schools, Zimmerman is expanding the program. With a $9,000 prize from Imaginarium: Denver Public Schools Innovation Lab, she’s training 10 more teachers. By summer 2017, she plans to train 100 teachers each in Denver and New York.
For young entrepreneurs, Zimmerman has two pieces of advice: Find the right mentors and play the student card. “Having the right mentors has been a game-changer for me. Say, ‘I’m a student. What would it take to get 17 minutes of your time?’ I use odd numbers to get people’s attention, and it works."