5 Things You Can Do Over Break

Many students are so excited to go home for winter break… and for goof reason! Mom’s food, free laundry, sleeping in, no homework! But there is always that pivotal moment when it dawns on you that you’re bored. And since we don’t want anyone to be bored, here are 5 things you can do over break!

1. Write (or edit) your resume. Break is a great time to add in things from the previous semester, like related courses you took or any leadership positions you held for a club.

2. Find job sites. Many students jump to monster.com or even craigslist, but some fields have their own specific job search sites. Another option is to look up professional organizations and see if job postings are listed on their sites, too.

3. Create a LinkedIn profile. It’s a chance to show the world your professional side AND let’s you connect with people in your field.

4. Cook a dinner for your family! And I don’t just mean whip up some easy mac and a hot dog. Use google to find a good recipe, learn how to properly set a table, and practice good etiquette. “May I please have the salt?” Pass the salt and the pepper!

5. Go to at least one informational interview. This is a great chance to ask questions about the field, learn from someone who is already there, and make your network bigger and stronger. Don’t be afraid, the majority of people are thrilled to talk about their job and their journey.

What other things do you plan on doing over break so you aren’t bored?

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