Outcomes—not prestige—are the best way to assess the quality of education.
And online learning platform Section4 has proven that while it offers business education for a fraction of the cost, its outcomes rival higher-priced competitors.
To give you an insight into how Section4 helps people achieve their potential, let’s hear straight from two of its alumni. Read on to hear what Thomas Stephan and Monica Farag have to say about their Section4 learning experience.
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As a corporate sales specialist, Thomas had always wanted to improve his storytelling skills—a vital skill, especially in his trade. But he didn’t think it was worth the time or money to go back to school. Then he found Section4.
He first came across Section4 in a newspaper, where he read how the online platform’s courses can help improve one’s marketing skills. This, along with the affordable price tag of $83 per month for any Section4 course, immediately caught his attention.
“When I learned that it cost only $83 per month to enroll in a Section4 course, I told myself, now is the time. After all, the worst-case scenario is that I’ll get a refund if I didn’t like the course,” he said.
His view quickly changed after enrolling in Section4’s Storytelling Sprint and attending the first lecture, which was led by notable author and journalist Will Storr. “I jumped on the ship, and I was impressed from that very moment,” said Thomas. He found that the concepts expounded in the course were easy to learn and complex topics were broken down for easy comprehension.”
This isn’t surprising. With busy professionals in mind, Section4 designed its courses to be practical, engaging, thought-provoking, and immediately applicable. Students are given the opportunity to explore their creative skills while building a community of diverse learners. The program was also flexible, Thomas said, adding that Section4 made online learning feel like an in-person class.
“I also noticed the outcome [of the course] on my work…the positive feedback was immediate,” Thomas said. “I like the Section4 Slack community…The teaching assistant kept the conversation going. Section4 encouraged me to [step] out of my comfort zone and interact with people outside my personal network. It has a community effect that keeps one engaged.”
By the end of the course, Thomas was pleased that he signed up. “I am glad that Section4 was able to bring out the light figure in me and put me in the hero position to face my shadows,” he said. “I am always promoting it to my colleagues.”
Monica works as a director of growth strategy at Direct Agents. She spoke at length about her experience learning Business Strategy under the guidance of Section4 founder Scott Galloway and the perks the platform offers to its members.
“I got into the program and came out with a network and a community. I don’t know if I knew [anything] about additional opportunities of the membership before [enrolling] in the sprint. [However], it gives you access to a career coach and a thought partner,” Monica said.
“It’s not just about the curriculum. You’re actually joining a community of like-minded individuals, whether they work in the same industry or not. It’s something I have not had in the last few years. So I’m really excited about taking advantage of the benefits of Section4’s membership,” she added.
Monica met people who worked in healthcare, fashion, logistics, and supplier chain management. It was probably the most exciting part, she said, adding that getting connected with diverse people opened her eyes to new perspectives.
Like Thomas, Monica wanted to share her experience with her colleagues and organization so they too know how Section4 courses can drive productivity.
“It was interesting to see some similarities of what we have at our company with the course material about accelerants. You know, [things like] fast track growth, mentorship, and networking opportunities.
“That’s something I brought back to my HR department. I shared the module with them, telling them that they’ve got to watch it and that they should be doing it,” she said.
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If you want to improve your career, Section4’s practical business education courses can equip you with the skills you need.
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