What can you do during long semester breaks?
Semester break is finally here! With exams over, time has come to enjoy the abundant “no stress” and free time. Be it sunny or rainy, reconnecting with the world during a break is like a light at the end of the tunnel.
So what are you going to do? Visit friends or family? Turn into a couch potato the entire break? Get a head start on the new semester by hitting the books? Some students use the time of college breaks just to rest and recharge; others use it to finish up their projects. But we must know how to spend these days in constructive manner to benefit us later.
Let’s look at some of the things you may do during your semester break:-
Relax and Revive
- After the stress of those tests, papers and projects you had to prepare for, write and create, your brain definitely needs a break! Your body and mind both deserve a little rest right now. Not only do you need to rest your body and mind, but you also need to rejuvenate them for the upcoming semester. Focusing on something that you value and love will keep your mind stealthy while also giving you a little break. You’ll still be productive while relaxing and enjoying yourself.
Think Ahead and Apply for Internship
- Let’s start off with something responsible and beneficial for you – piling up on that experience column on your resume. Interning for a local business pays. Even if college credit isn’t available, finding the right position can still give you a good experience. During that time, you will also be able to build your network and make business contacts. This definitely gives you the edge when job hunting later.
- This is an excellent time for charitable work. Whether it’s visiting a nursing home, organising a gift drive or working the phones for a local non-profit organisation, volunteering is a good way to help others while sharpening life skills. The cherry on top – it’ll make your resume look a lot better too.
Unwind on a Trip
- Since you have been busting your brains the entire semester to get your assignments and college work done, it may be time to really relax. Take a road trip, stand under the waterfall, go on a scary rollercoaster ride, explore a new state – go with the objective of unwinding. Embrace it while you can. Once you start working full time, you may not be able to indulge in such luxuries.
Set Goals for Next Semester
- Don’t forget to reflect on the past semester and set goals for next year. Think about the things that you handled well throughout the year as well as areas where you could improve. Identify a few shortterm goals and one long-term goal to focus on in your next semester.
Enjoy your break. Your college looks forward to seeing a rejuvenated you back on campus when the semester begins!