Wherever you are, school’s pretty much out for Summer now. You might have another week or so, but no one really does anything with that time anyway. You’re on the home stretch.
So, how are you going to max out your time off?
First thing’s first: relax. Yeah, you heard us. You won’t get many more opportunities in life to bliss out quite like this. Sure, there are some big decisions looming, and maybe some important exams in the not so distant future, but that’s tomorrow’s problem. Today’s for chilling.
Tomorrow though… it might be a good time to start looking for some part-time work to keep yourself busy.
It’s a great way to boost your CV, it’ll help you meet new people, make friends and build your professional network. It’ll also give you some extra cash either to blow on great holidays and adventures or to save towards your future.
We’re not judging if you don’t feel like adulting just yet. Buy the interrailing ticket and the inflatable unicorn.
The whole work thing killing your summer buzz? Why not think about volunteering for local charities or initiatives that interest you? Animal lovers – Google your nearest shelters, vets and adoption centres. Sporting fanatics – hit up your local leisure centre, or sign up to volunteer at your nearest Parkrun.
Sure, you’re not being paid for it, but you’re giving up your time to help out the community. Which still looks pretty great on your CV or personal statement.
Want some more ideas? Have a look at what we’ve got to say about Volunteering and Work over on our website.
LUCY HARDING is the Editorial manager for Push. She is an English Literature grad and an MA Publishing student at UCL. She is passionate about international relations and cultural diversity, having worked closely with her university’s Erasmus society to support European students. She also spent a year abroad studying at California State University: Long Beach
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