With summer break ahead, students often face a dilemma as to what to do in the vacations. Well you could enjoy and chill at home and binge on series and movies all days long. but at the end of the vacations, what did you learn? NADA!!
So here are a few ways you could actually make the most of your vacations without sucking the fun out of it:
- INTERNSHIPS- If you are enrolled in a professional course, this is a good way to gain some experience, get exposure and build your resume and to earn some extra cash. It might seem like an added burden but there are tons of options out there and you can choose from a whole variety of internships. Be it marketing, content writing or graphic designing, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you are a beginner, you can choose internships that match your hobbies like writing, designing etc. It provides you a way to explore the professional world of these fields. You can judge yourself whether you want to build a career in that direction or not. If you are in the midst of your degree, it is advised to choose internships relevant to your field. Companies look for candidates that have experience in one form or another. So log in to sites like https://internshala.com and build an effective profile, select your preferences including time duration, full time, part time or work from home and your desired field.
- SUMMER COURSES: This is another way to gain something of value during your free time. If you are not ready to get your hands dirty yet, try preparing for it. if you are a technical student, learn any computer language like python, c++ etc. use sites like Udemy to browse online courses that you can follow at the convinience of your room or you can join any coaching institute nearby. https://www.udemy.com/courses/development/programming-languages/ You can also explore a lot of other areas and learn new skills. you can learn to design or animate. You can learn photography or take an illustrating course. You can also learn some trendy software like photo shop if you have relevant interest.
- BUILDING A PORTFOLIO: If you are an artist or a writer but haven’t been able to focus on your craft due to lack of time, this is the best time to focus on it. Just buckle up and start creating. Practice will improve your craft and you can also save your best pieces for your professional portfolio that you would need in your future. If you love to paint, try different mediums or if you already skilled in a style, try others. Perfect your creations and have fun with it too. If you are a writer, work on stories or articles and explore various options to get your work copyrighted and published.
- TRAVEL: This is for those of you who can spare some money( and time). Travelling is not for everyone but if you like it, get on the road. Visit interesting places and learn about different cultures. Vlog your journey or give your photographic skills a test.
Apart from these, the only option that left is to sit home and chill but that isn’t the most effective way, is it? So if you really can’t do any of the above mentioned things, then just catch up on your studies. Or learn a new skill like playing an instrument. Also, hit the Gym and get in shape for you might not not be able to focus on your physique once you get busy again with your classes.