Don’t have an internship? There are other ways to maximize your summer

Summer is approaching and you are almost to the end of the semester! Yay! It may feel like summer is the best time to take a break from your school work and managing your career goals. However, it’s our experience that successful students find many valuable ways to pass this time.   

Traditional internships are not the only way to gain skills and experience; a good job search strategy includes diverse options for experiential learning. These next few months are an opportune time to refine your career goals, learn a new skill, and/or build your network. There are plenty of ways to meet the goals of personal development, mentorship, and skills acquisition. Some of these include:

  • Read books and articles related to your career interests
  • Join a professional organization
  • Find a mentor 
  • Take classes to learn a new skill  
  • Attend professional events  
  • Volunteer
  • Apply for a micro-internship

Check out these articles for tips and inspiration, then schedule an appointment with your coach to go over how to best maximize your summer. 

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