12 Things College Students Should Do This Summer
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12 Things College Students Should Do This Summer

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12 Things College Students Should Do This Summer

It's summertime for us college students (hallelujah!!). We get 3 months off of school, and we should be making the most of it. My recommendation is to do three different types of things this summer: 1) that makes you money, 2) that makes you happy, and 3) that makes you better. I've made a list of possible things to do this summer that will help you meet those three recommendations. I know it felt like summer was never going to be here, but now it is. Enjoy it!

1. Get a job

Getting a job this summer will do two things for you. It will help you make money, and it will serve as another thing to add to your resume. Don't be ashamed if your job is in retail, fast food, or being a nanny. A job is a job!

2. Go on a road trip with your friends

You're old enough now where you don't need your parents to chaperone you when you go on road trips. Grab a couple of friends, get in the car, and drive to wherever your heart desires.

3. Volunteer

Volunteering is such a good thing to do over the summer. It boosts your resume and it makes you feel good about yourself after. Even if you only volunteer once a week, you will still be making a huge difference.

4. Go swimming

This one is pretty obvious, but I'm going to mention it because going swimming is the most traditional thing to do in the summer. Grab your sunscreen and towel and head on over to the pool for some nice relaxation time!

5. Have a bonfire

Again, another basic summer activity. I know that where I'm from, bonfires are one of the most fun things to look forward to. Nothing beats hanging out with friends or family and catching up.

6. Go tubing

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to go tubing. You can choose to tube casually, meaning you just float wherever the current takes you. Or, you can go tubing in the sense of being pulled by a boat or jetski.

7. Spend time with friends

Self-explanatory. . . hangout with your friends from home, make plans to hang out with your college friends, or make new friends and hang out with them!

8. Take summer classes

This is an example of bettering yourself throughout the summer. I know the point of summer is to have a break from school, but taking one or two summer classes will only benefit you in the end!

9. Go to concerts

If you like attending concerts, then I recommend filling your summer with as many concerts as you want.

10. Go to county fairs

Growing up, I've always gone to county fairs. It's one of my favorite weeks of summer. Great food, good entertainment, and overall fun atmosphere!

11. Clean out your room/donate your stuff

I guarantee you all could use a nice "summer" cleaning. Go through your closets and donate what you don't need anymore. This will give you room for new clothes and help with the overall clutter.

12. Go to the gym

Every summer, I make a personal goal to go to the gym every day and make myself better. It helps you mentally and physically, especially with maintaining a summer bod!
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