Apr 08, 2017 07:42 AM EDT
A lot of students look forward to summer break. There are plenty of fun things to do and it's also a good time to recharge the energy that they spent during the semester.
Some students also opt to use their breaks for productivity and getting ahead in terms of their academic or career goals. There are those who use it to reorganize their room or home by getting rid of old clothes or sorting through the unread emails in their inboxes.
USA Today College shared eight ways that students can make the most out of their summer. One way is to join as many internship programs as they can. This provides them with professional experience which can help them get ahead when they apply for jobs.
Another is to use their summer break to study abroad. This hits two birds with one stone since students can get to see new places and learn more things at the same time. Traveling has also been reported to help develop open-mindedness and help develop one's communication skills.
Summer courses are another way to make the most out of the break. Students can ask their school if it offers summer courses related to their major to get ahead or catch up.
Volunteering, aside from applying for internship, can also be something that can be added to one's resume. Moreover, it also helps widen students' perspectives and seeing the world as it is.
Students can start a new project as well. This can be a hobby that they have neglected due to the demands of their academic priorities or a totally new passion project that they have always wanted to do. Some ideas include creating a YouTube channel, creating a startup business and making art or reading a book.
Instead of going on an expensive vacation, students can also use the break to save their money. Spending time with their family is a great way to catch up with loved ones.
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