One of the most anticipated weeks of the year is right around the corner… #SpringBreak2k18. For most college students, spring break is a time for relaxation, fun in the sun, and catching up on some much-needed sleep. For others, spring break is the perfect week to be productive, plan, and amp up your resume. Here are a few ways to make your Spring Break productive and fun:

 

  1. Volunteer

 

Volunteering and giving back can sometimes be hard between school, clubs and organizations, and just the hectic life of a college student. Spring break is the perfect week to give back. Volunteering and doing something for others is easy, extremely rewarding and looks great on your resume. Another benefit is the ability to learn a new skill such as construction through working with Habitat for Humanity.

 

  1. Shadow

 

Although we are college students pursuing a degree in our respective field, it still may be a little unclear about what we want to do with the rest of our lives.  Some of our fields are very diverse and we can take multiple different career paths within them. Spring break is the perfect week to start planning ahead for the future. Start by creating a list of a few businesses you would like to shadow and then head to their office. Face-to-face meetings always show a company that you took the initiative and that you are serious about learning.

 

  1. Apply for a Summer Internship

 

The experience is priceless. Having experience not only adds to your personal growth, but also looks amazing on your resume. Pick a day during the week and plan out what type of internship you would like this summer. Decide whether you must find a paid position or if an unpaid position would work. Also decide on staying local or if you can travel to a new location for the duration of the internship. Then consider what field you would like your internship to be in. Here are a few websites to help with your summer internship search:

 

 

Having a few internships on your resume shows future employers that you are serious about your career path.

 

  1. Relax

 

Once you get into a productive state of mind, it might be tempting to spend the entire week being on the run. This might be a wonderful thing for a few days, but don’t forget to take a day for yourself. You may not be on a cruise or at the beach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take time to recharge. Grab a good book or maybe even a textbook (it never hurts to get a little extra studying in) and just relax. You’ll thank yourself later.

 

Doing these things is good for the mind, body, and soul. As Walt Disney once said, “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.”

 

This blog was written by our Social Media Intern, Amy Haden.