The CLE offers a variety of interesting, one-credit courses and trips during Intersession. Classroom-based courses include Branding and The Art of the Pitch. Students who are interested in learning about real estate development, from site selection to financing and sales, are encouraged to take our Real Estate course.

Two of our courses–Media & P.R. in the Big Apple and Seminar in Financial Literacy (run in cooperation with the Economics Department)–combine classroom learning with a 3-day trip to visit alumni at leading media and investment banking firms in New York City.

For course descriptions, click on the course titles below. Please see the Intersession website for more information, including course dates and times, and registration instructions.

180.104 Seminar in Financial Literacy (includes trip to New York)

660.150 Public Relations & Media in the Big Apple (includes trip to New York)

660.240 Leading Social Change




180.104 Seminar in Financial Literacy This course follows the natural capitalization sequence of a company to introduce the main components of the financial services industry: private equity, commercial finance, IPO’s, M&A’s and leveraged buy-outs, Wall Street research, asset management, and industry ethics. Lectures on these topics will be given by alumni financial experts. The course concludes with a three-day trip to New York City, which will include visits to financial firms and an alumni networking reception. S/U only. staff 1 credit



660.150 Media & P.R. in the Big Apple Gain insight into trends and career opportunities in public relations and media through one week of class learning (half days) followed by a 3-day trip to New York to network with and learn from executives from leading P.R. and media firms. S/U only.  To see deadlines and register, follow this link to the intersession site.  Completed application must be presented in person to the Career Center in Garland Hall, 3rd floor.  Kendrick 1 credit



660.240 Leading Social Change  The course is designed to help students identify and provide opportunities to enhance the leadership skills. A “Blueprint for Success” will provide the framework for students to cultivate their own ideas for new socially conscious entrepreneurial ventures. The “Blueprint for Success” will culminate with a social entrepreneurial business plan competition where up to $5,000 grants may be awarded to plans for start up costs associated with new initiatives designed to enhance the JHU and Baltimore City communities. Students can enroll in the course with predetermined social change initiatives in mind or develop new initiatives in the classroom setting.   Students will hear from successful current leaders in the field of social entrepreneurship and be provided the opportunity to network with JHU alumni, faculty and staff who are working or volunteering in for-profit or non-profit entities through occupations that make a difference. Smedick 1 credit



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