As the end of the semester is fast approaching, the tranquility of the summer holidays becomes more and more appealing. However, while you may be tempted to spend the summer lounging on the beach or enjoying a 4-month Netflix marathon, the holidays are also a great time for productivity. With that being said, here are 5 things you should do this summer!
1. Get a Summer Job
Summer jobs are not only a great way to earn some money for next year’s tuition, but also to gain valuable work experience. Employers want to see that you have experience in a work environment and are a responsible individual. Finding a summer job may just be a perfect addition to your resume.
2. Read a Book
Yes, read a book! For pleasure, that is… Of course, you have done your fair share of reading this semester, but when was the last time you had time to sit down and read a book just for fun? The spare time summer provides you with is perfect for getting a start on that reading list.
3. Learn a New Skill to Add to Your Resume
Employers are always looking for a candidate that offers unique qualifications. Enrich yourself and your resume by learning a new skill pertaining to your career interests. For instance, gaining experience using certain computer software programs can give you that edge over the competition.
Now, I don’t mean to suggest this must be abroad (although that would be wonderful if you can afford it), but taking a trip is a great way to enhance your summer holidays. Budget and see where you can go – it doesn’t have to be far. My summer trip will be to visit the Stratford Festival and attend a few plays in the area. Pick a location that interests you and enjoy yourself – it is summer vacation after all!
5. Nurture Your Relationships
Especially if you live away from home, your relationships with family and friends may suffer during the year as your life is often consumed with school obligations. Take this break to catch up with your friends and family and nurture those relationships. These will be the memories you will cherish the most.
So get out there and enjoy your summer holidays…Just don’t forget to study first!