For those of you who recently graduated high school, congratulations from all of us at PUC! With your last summer home, we’ve made a list of fun activities and some ideas for those of you who want to get a headstart into your major.
Get an Internship or Job
For those of you who need an internship with your major, consider getting a summer internship. You’ll get an early start to see how people in your field work, know what skills you need to strengthen, and can include your internship in your resume.
Many soon-to-be college students also like to take up a summer job before school starts to build up their resumes and make money to save for college.
Like a job, volunteer hours will look good on your resume, especially if you want to work for a charity or nonprofit. If you don’t know where to volunteer, research local charities. Think about the types of work you care about, then see if any local places are looking for volunteers.
Make a Local Bucket List
For those attending college far from home, spend the summer as a tourist in your city. There might be things you haven’t had the chance to do or try yet, so make a local bucket list before you leave for college.
Revisit the Things You Love
Revisit the things you love by returning to your hobbies and spending time with your friends and family. Go on a road trip with friends or your favorite hang-out spots. Before your schedule gets busy with school, this is your chance to have fun.
Start Planning for Move-In Day
For those moving into a dorm, start checking off items on your dorm list, such as bedding, appliances, kitchenware, or school supplies. If you are flying, look out for ticket prices and buy them in advance.
While there’s much to do before school starts, there’s also plenty of time to enjoy your summer.