3 Tips To Help College Students Utilize Their Summer Efficiently
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3 Tips To Help College Students Utilize Their Summer Efficiently

Don't waste your summer away doing nothing, here are some tips to keep yourself busy!

3 Tips To Help College Students Utilize Their Summer Efficiently

Want to utilize your summer but worry that it’s too far into the semester to get an internship/job that relates to your major, find a schooling opportunity, or a leadership opportunity? It’s alright, you’ve still got plenty of time!

1. Looking for Internships/Jobs

If you’re looking for an internship relating to your major, then get to the career center or Handshake right here on campus! All you’ve got to do is input information about yourself and major and then get to searching.

If you’re looking for just any internship then I’d say hit up Google, friends, or family, and ask around to see what they know about the companies they might be working for now or ones they have happened to talk to in the past. You never know, one of your friends may be a wealth source of information for you!

If you don’t want to limit yourself to your hometown or college town then start reaching out to universities where you know have a strong program that you’re studying in and look for professors who might know a thing or two around the area.

If you don’t want to reach out to a professor you’ve never met before then maybe look for a friend who goes to that university that you can ask to investigate around the area for you.

2. Schooling in the Summer

The most important thing here is to look at your university’s transfer policy. Kansas State University has a nifty one that you can use online. All you do is pop in a couple of universities that you may end up near in the summer and then you can search by the transfer universities courses or K-State’s courses.

Make sure to write down the university the course transfers from and what class it equals to at K-State. From there you can find out what you can take at surrounding universities during the summer or even online during the school year. Always check and see if the surrounding universities offer those courses in the summer and/or online!

3. Looking for leadership opportunities

No matter where you go for a job, internship, school, etc. there is always leadership opportunity around you. Volunteering in any community is always needed and some clubs even stay active during the summer.

Don’t limit your leadership opportunities to just volunteering, you can always shadow someone in the profession you wish to see yourself in the future. Never be afraid to reach out to someone in the community and ask around, you may be making some lifelong friends while you’re at it!

I hope these tips helped you figure out what to do with your summer!

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