4 Great Benefits of the Internet for College Students

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Thanks to the internet, we are all connected, and we have access to many free resources and information. Generally, college students make up a large chick of internet users. They are online most of the time, or they rely on various applications on the web for their studies. Here, you can learn more about great ways you can utilize your internet connection to have more fun in your spare time, improve your skills, and develop new connections with others.

Expand Your Knowledge

A lot of prominent institutions offer free resources, information about their latest projects, or online courses. You can even work towards a Master’s Degree online. But also, on sites like Coursera, Open University, and edX, you can take online classes and expand your knowledge on many different topics. 

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On the other hand, if you have a difficult time learning a new subject, you can also take an online course to improve your skills. For example, you can search for classes on Udemy, Class Central, Edubull, and others.

Play Games – Mobile Games, Casino Games, and Social Games

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Being bored is no longer an option where you can find a collection of thousands of free games online. You can have fun on the move on your smartphone or tablet by downloading super fun games like Fortnite, Candy Crush, Minecraft, among others. But, also you can download brain-training apps to help you with your focus, memory, attention span, and cognitive skills.

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If you like to play games of chance, then you can register to play on online casino sites customized for Indians like purecasino.com, for example. You will access a vast selection of casino games with many options for fun and opportunities for great prizes. It’s also worth mentioning that skill-based casino games like poker, blackjack, baccarat offer an opportunity to improve your problem-solving skills and concentration.

But, in case you want to play for fun, you can access most games for free in demo mode. Also, keep in mind that in all casino games, luck plays a role in the outcome even when they require a certain level of skill.

In social games, players need to interact with each other to win more points, battle their opponents, and participate in various matches. If you still live on campus and you miss your old friends, you can have fun with them online with games like Zuma Blitz, Words With Friends, and League of Legends.

Learn a Foreign Language

4 Great Benefits of the Internet for College Students

Learning foreign languages is so much easier when you can look up a word immediately, instead of searching for its meaning in an old dictionary. In addition to the online courses, YouTube channels, and apps available for language learning, you can also talk to a native speaker online. Check out sites like LingoGlobe, italki, InterPals. You will practice speaking, listening, and writing when you chat with native speakers from all around the world.

Join a Remote Internship Program

If you have more free time, you can also sign up for an internship program while you study. There are many great internships that can also take place online. You will have a chance to build professional connections, expand your experience, participate in various projects, and build your portfolio.                           

This also puts you in advantage before other students after you finish with your studies as you will have professional experience. Moreover, there are many international companies looking for online interns, which means you will gain valuable multicultural experience.

However, you should know beforehand that although some internships offer compensation for your time and dedication, most of them are unpaid. For more information, you can check out sites like Virtual Internships, Indeed, NoDesk, but also there are some companies in India like the TCS iON that offer remote internships.

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Shivam Malhotra
A social media enthusiast who is in love with this digital world! Wrote the first article for DU Express in May 2016.

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