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Don’t have any summer plans lined up yet? No problem.

Here are a few ways that you can have a productive summer:

  1. Get a part-time job. You might think that working part-time at a country club or Panera is not meaningful experience. Quite the opposite. Reframe your thinking to focus on what you will get out of it: enhanced communication and time management skills, hands-on customer service and sales experience, etc. If you are particularly interested in a certain function, select a job in which you can learn more or ask your manager if you can take on related responsibilities.
  2. Pursue an extracurricular interest that you are involved with at school. Develop an interest in astronomy while in school? Attend a workshop at a local college or museum or attend a day-camp. Brainstorm ways to pursue your interests outside of school-organized, structured clubs.
  3. Get involved in the community. Put your interests to work by helping the community. Interested in business and coding? Volunteer your time at a local nonprofit. Want to go into veterinarian studies? Offer to help out at your local vet’s office. Interested in providing mentorship? Contact your local Brothers and Sisters or Boys and Girls Club.
  4. Take a class. Interested in learning more about accounting? Sign up for a class at your local community center or college.
  5. Interested in becoming a lawyer? Reach out through your network to inquire about shadowing opportunities. Spend a day, a week, or a month shadowing an attorney to learn more about what they do on a daily basis. Interested in studying finance? Ask a friend who is taking summer classes at college if you can sit in on one of their classes.

What are you waiting for? Get started today!