Let us help break it down for you; in a manner that we believe combines fun and purpose at the time. Here is how you can make the most out of your summer break.
Learn a New Skill
Learning a new skill can challenge your mind and open new doors. Consider exploring something you've been interested in but haven't had the chance to learn. It can enhance your CV and connect you with like-minded people.
Get a Summer Job
A summer job will be much needed. In fact, it should be top of your to-do list. This will not only provide you with a bit of money to have for when you are off university, but it will also give insight into what work environments can be like. It may be tough to off start with, but it will always be something you appreciate having done. This is because you will know what you're looking for in future jobs. It will be the process of elimination for what jobs to avoid in the future and which ones to look out for. It gives you a safe trial foot in the work environment with minimal repercussions.
Look For an Internship
Similarly, to a summer job, an internship gives you valuable work experience; recognised across employers. This experience will provide an idea of what happens in the professional environment. It would be ideal for an internship in something you are interested in or something in your career line that helps build knowledge toward your dream career. You can contact companies via email, expressing your interest in an internship with them. You might not always get a response, but when you get one, take it from there and make the most of it. Unlike a summer job, most internships are unpaid, but the experience is invaluable.
Volunteer For a Good Cause
Knowing that you are doing something good for someone in need is always fulfilling. Charities, festivals, local events, and other organisations across the UK are always looking for an extra pair of hands. Volunteering will help give you a sense of purpose, as well as give a boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. The idea that you are doing good for others and the community will usually give you a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity with the people you associate with. This will also be a valuable addition to your CV.
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