I know summer vacation is probably one of your few breaks from school work, and thinking about your future constantly, but for me it’s entirely different. I composed a summer vacation checklist that I thought could be useful for others. It’s a great way to get the most out of your free time, from your other free time, etc.
1. Your Resume: edit it!
- It always sounds like a tedious job to me, but I find that after I make the effort to open up my resume document on my laptop and see how outdated it is I’m more determined to refresh it.
2. Research! Research! RESEARCH!
- Since I’m graduating next year (YAY!), lately I’ve been compiling a list of potential companies I’d like to work at one day in the future. It’s getting me more excited to step into reality and see what is out there for me soon.
3. Hit the books!
- I don’t mean start studying again. I know, I know, the point of no school is to probably burn all your books the second you finish your last exam. I’m not talking about textbooks though. As a huge Chapters lover, and penny pincher, over the past few years I’ve collected so many $5 or less novels that I never had time to read because of school.
4. Plan future vacations.
- Recently, I ordered a bunch of tour brochures for free to start getting excited about future vacation plans. First stop, Australia - to hug koala bears, learn to surf, and to celebrate new years there about 12 hours before everyone back home! I love having something to look forward to. Even if it’s a few years away.
5. Take up a new hobby.
- I just purchased this really cute, pink art set. I’m not planning on painting the next Mona Lisa, but I’m sure I’ll whip up something nice, eventually.
- I’m not exactly sure what to put for this one. Originally, I was going to put something about organizing yourself and cleaning but the term is “spring cleaning” and this is a blog about Summer. So that’s not needed. Also, I really shouldn’t be the one to tell people to clean up when currently, I can’t see the floor of my own bedroom.
After completing my second year at Mohawk College, and taking a wonderful 10 day vacation in Arizona, I’ve somehow landed myself two (almost three) jobs. I’m super excited for the one because it’s actually somewhat related to my future career plans. I’m the new Communications Intern at Profile Communications. Profile Communications is a small Public Relations firm in the GTA. The company basically consists of about 4 or 5 employees. Not only is this a paid internship, this job gets much better. For those of you who actually follow along and read my blog posts, you’re aware that I’m currently living back in my hometown that is about 4 hours away from Toronto. So how do I attend work every morning to meet those 8AM deadlines? I wake up, turn on my Appletoppy (a cute/unprofessional nickname I gave my Macbook Pro a while back), and stay in my PJs and bed for the rest of the day while interning at home. That’s the beauty of a virtual internship.
As for my tomato packing job (yawwwwwwwn….), well it definitely motivates me to stay in school and find other (and better!) job opportunities.
Hope everyone is having a great summer!
- Lu Ann