I remember thinking I’ve got 30 days to find work, Once I graduated from college. I have no idea why I had put a lot of pressure on myself to find my first job right out of college. None of my friends were discussing job offers and 401K programs. Instead, some of them were preparing to embark on something that I thought was a lot more beneficial. They were planning to spend their summer doing fresh things and evaluating their career path.
Two days after my college roommate received her degree in biology, she moved into the U.S. Virgin Islands to volunteer with the Red Cross. She now manages countless nurses in St. Lucia. My very best friend who lived down the hall loved music and whined about her grandfather, a former jazz pianist. She chose to spend the hot summer months in New York together and play music throughout the day. She’s now the day music manufacturer at a radio station.
So, how should recent college grads spend their time this summer? Keep your mind active, evaluate what seems right, and take this time to volunteer, travel, spend time with family, take up a new hobby, or even become a student again. Use this advice below for this summer before going into the work force.
1. Community service is a great way to stay active and healthy. Keep yourself occupied and immersed in work and you’ll feel as young as you feel you are. Make use of your own wisdom and expertise. Take part in a training program for youth. You will be able to pass on your wisdom to the younger generation. You could even volunteer in classes –involve your loved ones members and friends. There’s nothing better than to work together with your loved ones. Community service work is also a great way to meet and interact with new people.
2. A learning vacation is an opportunity to learn something new (something interesting!) , broaden your horizons, and also do something quite different. Do something you have never attempted before. You’ll want to find out what you are capable of. Prepare to be amazed at what you can accomplish when you put your mind to it!
3. Do a few activities with family. Regardless of how busy you’re, be sure to have at least two meals each day with your family. Sit down to eat and catch up during meals. This may be satisfying and joyous. Involve your loved ones with different patterns. Time spent with family can be a terrific source of inspiration and thoughts.