Deciding what to do with your summer break can be difficult. You want to make the most of it, have fun, enjoy your time off, but you also want to put yourself in the best position to get that dream job once you graduate. Here’s three great ways you can use your time away from university to boost your chances of being employed at the end of your degree!
Get a Summer Job
Employers love a candidate who shows the drive and initiative to get out in the world and work even while their still at university. Whether you do a little or a lot, whether it relates directly to your degree subject or it doesn’t, any job you do will help you to gain so many of the necessary skills coveted by all employers!
If you can find a great cause that your passionate about, why not get involved by volunteering? Volunteering shows prospective employers another side to your character, whilst also allowing you to build on your skills, knowledge and experience.
If you have the funds you need, traveling can be a great way to broaden your knowledge and life experience as you learn about other cultures and communities. It can also be a fantastic way to make use of both of the above through working abroad or volunteering overseas somewhere new and exciting!
Whatever you do with your summer break, don’t waste a chance to push yourself and explore. Use your time off wisely, and make the most of your holidays by gaining the skills you will need to succeed!