For those who still haven’t made summer plans – don’t freak out! You still have time. While many deadlines have passed, there are still opportunities out there for you to seize! Here are some places to consult and ideas to consider:
- COM Career Services! They have a list of jobs and internships, alumnus to network with and workshops to spruce up your cover letter and resume. If you don’t have time to make an appointment, they have a blog (http://blogs.bu.edu/comsos/) where they post new opportunities, jobs and internships on a weekly basis.
- If you don’t want a job or internship, think about taking summer classes! Either staying in BU for the summer, or going home and taking classes at a local college or university. Last summer I knocked out both my statistics and second language requirements to make room to go abroad, take a minor, and so on. If you take classes at your community college at home, I guarantee you’ll save money on your education.
- Get a summer job! Make some money to either save, spend on summer vacations or to use when you return to Boston in the fall! From working in the food industry to working in retail – you’ll meet new people, gain some life experience and make money. It’s truly a win-win situation.
- If you have the money saved, go explore! There are tons of websites with trips for college kids to go travel. For example EF College Break (http://www.efcollegebreak.com) makes insane trips to Europe affordable. There are some cruises that are super cheap on Carnival, go on a road trip with some friends, be touristy and go to Disney, have tons of beach days – your options are endless.
- Get in amazing shape. If you’re stuck at home, make the most of it! Get a strict workout plan and go nuts. Take classes at your local gym, get a friend to work out with you, make a plan for working out and stick to it! Come fall semester you won’t regret it. If you have some time to get some sun to match, you get bonus points.
- Community Service! There is always an organization or event accepting volunteers. Find an issue area you’re passionate about and whether you’re staying at home or working over the summer in another city, you can definitely ‘do some good.’
I hope this was helpful and I hope everyone has an amazing summer! Whether it be interning in New York, laying out at the beach, traveling Europe or volunteering at home – live it up yall.