Summer Break what to do?
I'm not quite sure how to spend my summer break and want to get ahead. So what should I do? Read? Study? Online-courses? #summer #preparing #summer-internship #volunteering #summer-programs
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Hi. Great question. Below are a couple articles I have written about making the most out of your summer. I will post the major tasks in the to-do list section.
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Do things you have never done before -- random acts of kindness are best. Each day find someone whose day you can brighten simply by asking them how they are doing and what they enjoy doing. Then listen to what they say and reinforce them as humans. Doing something small each day for someone else will make you feel like your summer was well spent. And don't forget to take time to do the things you enjoy -- we never know IF there will be tomorrow.
With every good wish!
This a very good question and thank you for asking it. You're already off to a good start . . .
Here are a few things that you might want to consider:
* Seek out a summer job. Take this opportunity to work over the summer if you are unable to do so throughout the year while attending classes. You could use this time to make some extra money
* Find ways to volunteer; especially in areas that interest you. Volunteering could be paid or unpaid. Do not overlook unpaid volunteer opportunities
* Explore internships. Most companies are always seeking interns. Internships gives you new skills and experiences that looks good on your resume
* Have fun. Whatever that may be to you such as travel, learning something new, helping others or just relaxing and preparing for the next semester
Whatever you decide to do this summer - Go for it! Best of luck to you.
That all being said, if no plan for the summer is solidifying, I would recommend checking out summer camp work. You can make a lot of new friends, get some certifications, spend your summer in a new and interesting place, and save up some spending money for college.
You have some great advice here already so I’m also adding some information on ways to find volunteer opportunities. Your question is also helpful to other students who may be looking for ways to fill their summer break with meaningful activities.
Our world will always have people in need and we’ll always have many ways we can help others through non-profits that are doing amazing things. Volunteering can also help you grow your network of individuals who can help you in your career and educational goals.
And helping others doesn’t have to end with the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are still a lot of great virtual volunteer opportunities you can sign-up for and still gain experience and volunteer from where you are. Answering others’ questions here on CareerVillage for example. You can also write notes of gratitude and support for our Military and Veterans through Operation Gratitude https://www.operationgratitude.com/ or help write cards of hope for cancer patients through organizations like www.philsfriends.org and more!
Take time to look at causes and organizations that interest you and check them out. Invite a friend to volunteer with you and make a difference together.
Best wishes to you in your future goals.
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