Make the most of your summer

Students: five ways to make the most of your summer

Summertime and the livin’ is easy, so goes the Ella Fitzgerald song. True. Exams are over. The End has been and gone. The Summer Ball is a hazy blur. Summer break is here so now you can kick back and relax, right? Sure. You’ve earned some chill out time but don’t rest on your laurels and fritter away your summer. Make the most of your lovely, long break. Once you graduate, such opportunities are rare if non-existent.

1: Reflect

Converse

Congratulate yourself on all of your hard work this year. Take stock of your achievements. Identify gaps in your CV. Think ahead to next year. What will you do? Find out more about how to enhance your skills.

2: Get experience

Waitress

Boost your CV with work experience. Even if you haven’t secured an internship, working part-time, temping or volunteering over the holidays will help you develop essential transferable skills like teamwork, commercial awareness and communication.

3: Broaden your horizons

Backpacking

Get a fresh perspective on the world. What better time to go travelling? The world’s your oyster. Or start planning your year abroad. Contact Essex Abroad to find out more.

4: Plan ahead

dream job next exit

Graduating next year? The golden rule of graduate schemes is to apply early, even if the employer has an open or ongoing recruitment process. The application window for most schemes is open from early October to February. Start exploring career options now so you’re ahead of the game! Check out the Essex Application pack, our self-contained guide to making a great job application.

5: Relax

Beach - Relax

Take a well-earned break. Enjoy the sunshine (we live in hope).

Have a great summer! We’re here if you need us – get in touch. See you in the Autumn.

 

Image credits:

http://weheartit.com/entry/8464250

http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/student-jobs.html

http://www.hercampus.com/school/nottingham/winter-blues-be-gone-student-friendly-travel-packages

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ten-tips-interviewing-how-shine-like-star-when-you-shy-evan-herman

http://www.mrwallpaper.com/view/Just-Relax-Beach-1920×1200/

http://everyday-glimpses.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/summer-2011-look-for-seashells.html

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