Students closed their last book and sat their final exam weeks ago, which means they have had enough time to recover from the term and settle back in the comfort of their parental home. So, what do they do now?
Here are some tips on how to spend your summer if you’re a student:
- Go travelling
Those long summer breaks are crying out for an adventure, so if you’ve managed to save your pennies, head abroad with your mates. You could go on a short sunshine vacation or even backpack for a few weeks, exploring a different part of the world.
- Get involved on social media
If you have dabbled in social media shout-outs while at uni, you could do a bit more to help the brands you are working with while you have spare time on your hands. The majority of nano-influencers spend their spare time on their social media accounts anyway, so it isn’t a lot of effort to do some extra promotional work, and you might even earn some rewards.
- Start work experience
Students who have a good idea what they would like to do when they finish university can get a head start by starting some work experience. Prospects suggests looking for internships that match your career preferences, saying: “They allow you to demonstrate the abilities, motivation and skills that employers look for, while providing them with quantitative and qualitative evidence of your attributes.”
- Don’t waste your time
Whatever you do, do not waste your summer holidays. The Independent reminds students: “Give yourself time to recover, but don’t lose all focus.”
Make sure you sort out your next term, get a summer job, plan things to do during the week and do not drift aimlessly through the holidays.