Tips for a Productive Summer

Congratulations – another academic year is over! Your last paper is passed, your final exam is taken and the last signature you needed is received. The whole summer is ahead of you. You can relax after the hard work during your semester and finally do what you really want to do. But what do you want to do? Of course, being able to sleep more and catch up with your friends more often are good things, but don’t you want to do something more useful – something that will make you productive and help you attain your career goals in future? If you’ve been thinking about something like this, look no further. This list is all you need to arrange plans for your summer!

Work during the Summer

Try to find the job that is somehow related to your chosen field of study. It can be an internship or a part-time job – anything you’d like to do during your summer break. What will it give you? First of all, it will enrich your resume and contribute to finding the full-time job when you graduate. Secondly, it will give you the necessary experience of working with people and communicating with bosses. Thirdly, it will help you expand your job network and might offer you a good recommendation for your future job. There are too many advantages to avoid this opportunity!

Volunteer or Do Community Service

If you’re interested in volunteering for non-profit organizations, healthcare or environmental programs, you can find a good opportunity to spend quality time. You won’t only help the society, but you will also develop your leadership and communication skills that will be valuable to your future employment.

Take a Class

Are there any courses you’d like to take but they’re not offered at your college? Summer is a great time to take them someplace else! It will broaden your knowledge base and might help you figure out what you want to do.


Don’t do this only for fun. You can also find an opportunity to take summer courses abroad. Think about it: you will travel, meet new people and contribute to your future academic career and employment. Sounds cool, huh?

Update Your Resume

See what new experiences you’ve had and add them to your resume. You can include all the relevant things – joining new organizations, holding leadership positions, volunteering, learning new skills, completing courses and finding new jobs. You will need to do it anyway, so why not do it in summer?

You can use any of these options, or, if you want, you can come up with your own ideas of how to spend quality time this summer. Don’t forget to always pursue your passions in everything you do. Follow your principles and attain your goals. Whether it is a new part-time job, volunteering or an educational course, you should do it with eagerness. Enjoy the opportunities you’re given and contribute to your future. May your summer be both productive and pleasurable!