6 Productive Ways to Spend Your Summer

By Amanda Olavarria on April 17, 2017

As summer approaches, you may be wondering what you are going to do all summer. For some, it is the source of a lot of anxiety and stress. If you are looking for a productive way to spend your summer, look no further.

Here’s a list of how to spend your summer to make the most of it and feel accomplished.


1. Get an internship

Getting an internship is always a great way to spend the summer. An internship ensures you will gain new skills and experience in the field of study in which you choose. It can be a great way to expand your resume and broaden your knowledge. Internships are typically hard to score, so make sure you apply to as many as you can and apply early.

2. Get a part-time job

If you can’t get an internship, get a part-time job at a local place. This won’t be the internship that you wanted, but it will still give you some job experience as well as some money to save. A part-time job will get you out of the house and will give you time to enjoy your summer as well.

3. Volunteer

Volunteering is another great option on how to spend your summer. Nothing beats the feeling of giving back and doing service for a good cause. Volunteering is a great life experience and can teach you a lot. Whether you volunteer at a hospital or even a local school, it will prove to be a great choice.

4. Fix up your resume/cover letter

Use this free time as a chance to fix up your resume and cover letter. Make your resume and cover letter look as appealing and attractive as you can. You want both your resume and cover letter to display adequately all your experiences and accomplishments.

5. Get healthy

Not having the stress of school on your mind makes it easier to eat and be healthy. You can definitely focus more on exercise and lay off the junk food. So take the time to go to the gym or go for a light jog. No doubt getting healthy will improve your mental state and is great for stress relief.

6. Set some goals

Make a list of all you want to accomplish in a short and long period of time. Setting goals makes it that much easier to accomplish what you want and to keep your eyes on the prize. Since you have free time why not take that time to brainstorm and think about what you want to do?

So make the best out of this summer and make it a productive one!

Amanda is a junior at the University of Connecticut studying communication studies with a psychology and english minor.

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