It's summer break for many students throughout the world. Time to kick back and relax, right? Sure, your vacation months are a great time to enjoy a little well deserved rest, but it is also a great time to start building some skills and qualifications that will look great on your college applications and resumes.
The College Admissions site here at black-rose-bielefeld.de has a great list of best summer plans for high school students. All of these suggestions are great ideas for high school students who are getting ready for college, but they can also work for those of you who are already in college and perhaps planning on going to graduate school.
The recommendations include working a summer job, signing up form some volunteer experience, studying for upcoming standardized exams, and even taking a few classes over your break. For psychology students or those planning to major in psychology, you might consider finding a job that involves working in social services (such as a daycare worker or psychiatric assistant) or signing up as a volunteer for a local crisis center. This is a great way to gain valuable experience and build up credentials that will look great on your resume. Plus, it's an excellent way to learn more about yourself and your interests. Who knows, you might discover that you really enjoy working with disabled adults or that you have a passion for helping kids.
If, however, you are dead set on wasting your summer on the most frivolous, least character-building activities you can possibly think of, then be sure to check out this hilarious list of ten ways to squander your summer.
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