The Last Summer Vocation For University Students
With the long summer break before you enter to career life, we take a look at some last minute student holidays. What can university students do to spend their last summer holiday?
Learn a new skill
Have you been eyeing up the circus skills society all semester? Dying to get involved in amateur dramatics? The long summer is the perfect time to hone your skills before diving in at the deep end of societies in September. Get involved with local arts, sport and food groups, or just head down to the local park with your unicycle. (No one will stare, we promise!) If it’s learning a new language or brushing up on your botany, summer 2014 is the time to do it. Those society geeks won’t know what’s hit them when you arrive on campus next term!
There are lots of organisations that help you do something really worthwhile whilst visiting another country. BUNAC, Real Gap and Original Volunteers are just some of the names that can help you get involved in some great projects with charities all over the world. This will look great on the old CV when you graduate, you’ll get to see a foreign country AND get a real challenge on your summer break. What more could you ask for?
Get a job.
Do it for the skills, the money, and the stories. Oh, the stories. Early forays into the work force can serve many purposes. Earning money, resume-building and development of organizational and interpersonal skills all come to mind. Low-on-the-totem-pole teenage employment is also often the source of stories and life lessons that will carry you through to adulthood. Personally, I have done time as a nanny, a salesperson in a jewelry store, a cashier at an Italian restaurant (run by a Greek family), and a clerk at a family-owned Christmas store (this was in July at the Jersey Shore, mind you…. same three Christmas CDs on loop all day, every day). Jobs are a pretty practical option, and sure to build character.
Do research: No time like summer to pursue your secret love of cryptozoology.
The learning process can take many shapes, but some students take optimal joy in the traditional sort of learning pure academia provides. If you live near a university, reach out to professors in your area of interest who might be in need of free labor. If you don’t have access to formal research, do it on your own. Dig deep into a topic you care about outside the constraints of high school. Read books and blogs, search around online, watch documentaries, get in touch with experts in the field. Learning just for fun can be incredibly rewarding, and is great preparation for college.
Go on an adventure.
Exploring the world can put you out of your comfort zone, and force you to see yourself in a new way. Our planet is incredibly diverse, so take time to travel or try something new. Some of you will have the opportunity to go abroad, and that’s great. But keep in mind that it’s not the only way to wander.
If you live in the middle of the city, take public transit as far as it will go and see the stars at night. If you live in Chinatown, stroll through Little Italy. If you’re from somewhere far flung, visit the next town over or the nearest city. If you’re always with a crowd, go somewhere alone. If you keep the company of peers exclusively, sink time into a social situation with adults. Just spend quality time outside your bubble and see what happens.
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