This will be my second time spending summer here in Davis. Below are some things I've enjoyed doing while being here:
1. Summer courses
Summer school isn't the worst thing in the world. I know we all need a break but there are some advantages to it! See below.
- You can take one or two classes at a time (pace motivates you to stay on top of everything)
- You get to meet new people! Everyone is most likely going through the same situation as you and are perhaps feeling like they are the only ones stuck in Davis, this makes it easy to bond with classmates. You guys can suffer through the pain together (yay).
-You can actually get a good grade. Since you have more time and less distractions in comparison to a regular quarter you have a high chance of earning an A++.
-Get them letters of recommendation. Get to ACTUALLY know your professors and TAs. Last summer I got to know my instructor really well! After the course ended we went out for some coffee and I got a lot of great advice. Now when I see her on campus she knows who I am and we joke all the time!
2. Get a job
Since a lot of people are out of town, many places including on campus are looking for students to fill in those positions! Earning some cash during the summer is always great!
3. State Fair
Lucky for us, we aren't too far from the capital of California. Check out the state fair in Sacramento from July 14th and ending on July 30th!
4. Go to a Concert
There's a lot of concerts happening this summer, we got Lady Gaga, Khalid and Kendrick coming to Sacramento. Get some tickets and enjoy some music! P.s I will be seeing Kendrick in August, join me!
5. Enjoy the little things
Most importantly, focus on YOU! Get the chance to do things you haven't done in a while such as your hobbies or traveling around Northern California! Set yourself some goals for this summer and as you start checking items off, you will realize this summer was a productive one.
Although it's hot as sh** in Davis during the summer, it still isn't the worst thing ever. Explore new things, learn more about yourself and look at the bright side of things :)