You finished your last exam. Close your books, and look forward to a well-earned break from school. Before you think you’ve got nothing to do but binge-watch all the shows you missed, you might want to consider a few activities to make your next semester go smoothly.
Order a few books now that you are sure you’re going to need and get a head start on that reading. It may feel tough to do this now but your future self will thank you. And BookScouter.com is the best place to find the lowest prices on those textbooks with our search tool that does all the work for you.
GET IT IN WRITING
Update your resume. It’s easier now while notable highlights from your semester are still top of mind. Plus you’ll have it ready for any opportunities that present themselves.
MAKE A DATE
Plan your calendar for the next semester noting any travel, deadlines for summer events, and any exams or paper due dates to begin to see any conflicts you may have. Don’t forget to keep looking for scholarships– they’re not just for freshmen.
BETTER TO GIVE
Look for volunteer opportunities. You might need service hours for school or scholarships, or you just might want to give some of your time. No matter your motivation, service hours are always beneficial and could lead to other opportunities (hint: internships)! Get started with Volunteer Match for opportunities in your area.
Find seasonal work and make a few bucks for things you will need during the upcoming semester. This may also give you an advantage in finding work next summer.
TREAT YOURSELF RIGHT
Continue to eat well, exercise, and get a proper amount of sleep. You’ll not only feel better but you’ll keep your immune system working at its best.
Do something fun to reward yourself: watch a movie, pick a book you want to read, get takeout from a favorite restaurant. Don’t be a Scrooge, it is your break after all!
We hope you’ll use your time off wisely and have a productive and fulfilling break!