Thanks to covid-19, many of us are finding ourselves with nothing to do this summer. If your summer job/internship was cancelled, you can still be productive this summer and add to your resume.
When my summer internship was cancelled, I had no idea what I was supposed to do. We have three months of summer and as college or high school students, we're supposed to be using this time to build up our resumes.
Colleges and employers know that the pandemic is happening, so no one is going to blame you for not being able to work. What's most important, though, is spending your time this summer being productive and feeling accomplished.
So, here are 7 productive things to do this summer that will make great additions to your resume:
1. Learn a new Language
Learning a new language can be so much fun and such a great skill to add to your resume! You can give yourself a set amount of time everyday to work on your language, allowing you to get into an every day routine.
2. Learn a new professional skill
Another thing you can add to your resume is a new computer skill that may or may not apply to your professional path. This may be skills in operating systems, office suites, presentation software, spreadsheets, communication and collaboration tools, accounting software, etc.
3. Become an online tutor
Online tutoring, whether paid or unpaid, is a great way to spend some of your time this summer. It will allow you to have a routine and do some good this summer.
4. Take online classes
Take online classes at your university or local community college this summer to get a jumpstart on your college credits and fill your time with something beneficial.
Even if you can't be helping out in person, volunteerism does not stop during the pandemic. Reach out to a local nonprofit and see what you can do from home to help!
6. Create an e-portfolio
E-portfolios are personal websites that feature your skills and involvement for potential employers to see. They can take a lot of time to make, so this summer is a great time to start.
7. Start your own company
This one is definitely not for everyone and is a big step to take for a summer project, but if you're interested in entrepreneurship, this is the perfect time to start. If you have a good idea or a talent, stick with it and build it into something.