The Top 7 Summer To-Dos That Aren’t Internships
Area of Study: CEE-Earning Income; Jumpstart- Employment and Income
Don’t have an internship lined up this summer? No worries.
It often feels like internships are a must-do over the summer in order to bolster your resume.
But there are many other productive things that you can do that will give you valuable knowledge and experience.Click To Tweet
Give back to a cause that you’re passionate about by regularly volunteering over the summer. This experience of engagement in the society will teach you a lot – not just about the cause, but also about skills like working in teams, organizing events, and being professional. Some opportunities will also help you hone your technical skills like graphic design, photography, or coding.
2. Get Knowledgeable
Take a class in programming, poetry, or whatever else you’re interested in. You can also read a book on a new subject or watch a documentary. Or study for entrance tests to get ahead of the game!
3. Earn Money
It never hurts to get a part-time job. If you don’t like working with your hands, you can try new, exciting jobs like giving tours or tutoring students.
4. Get Organized
How many times have you thought of doing something great, only to lose hope because nothing happened? It’s very easy to just think about something without taking action. But now’s the time to get organized.
Write down goals for different parts of your life – career, learning, health, personal life… Then make an action plan to achieve those goals.Click To Tweet
5. Brand Yourself
You might not have realized this, but you are a brand. With all those posts you make on social media platforms, you are expressing your identity. The only thing you have to do to increase your brand value is to take it to the next level: make your own personal website with your work and bio on it and make conscientious posts to gain followers and build your brand. This can later become a secondary source of income once you have enough followers. And even if it doesn’t, having a personal website is still pretty cool!
6. Put in Work
7. Treat Yo Self!
Don’t forget that you’re on break! Take long walks, listen to music, reconnect with friends, and sleep – sleep like you’ve never slept before!
- technical skills
1. In the article, the word internship is used. What is an internship?
2. How might an internship help you with future recruitment to a college or employment?
3. What is a resume?
4. How might an up-to-date resume be useful to you?
5. What is the value of volunteering with an organization?
6. In the area where you live, are there any opportunities to volunteer? What are they?
7. What is the difference between a part-time job and a full-time job?
8. In the article, the word brand is been used. What does it mean, and how can it be applied to you?
9. Volunteers are needed in all areas, such as coaching, organizing, helping the elderly, teaching youth to read, being a role model, helping with maintenance, walking dogs, and more. Research volunteer opportunities in your area and see what would be a good fit for you. Volunteer experience and testimonials can be extremely valuable when applying for jobs.
10. Play the CashCrunch game for two rounds and list the different ways you were
able to earn extra money.
11. Use at least 10 of the key words listed below the article to write a paragraph
starting with “Sadie wanted to recruit volunteers for her local animal shelter.”