It’s summer. What should you be doing?

You’re on summer break, and you’re loving it. You’re sleeping in. Catching up on your TV watching and video game playing. You’re enjoying some great home cookin’. You’re chillin’ with your friends.

But, should you be doing more to help you prepare for life after college? Well … yeah.

Lynn O’Shaughnessy, author of the blog, “The College Solution,”says you need to get out there and get some experience because employers want future employees who are motivate and have pursued interests outside of the classroom.

Like what?

Internships
An internship is one of the best things you can do over the summer to help you land a job after graduation. Jordan Goldman, Goldman, founder and chief executive officer of Unigo.com offers some tips on how to make the most of your summer, particularly how to land an internship.

Academic Activities
Take a summer class. If you’re an upper class student, consider a fellowship or independent study. Some colleges and universities even off incentives for students to enroll in the summer like free housing.

Volunteering
This will give you great experience you can list on your resume to show a potential employer that you used your skills to help an organization and its participants. You may also meet people who may be able to help you when you graduate.

Individual Projects
Take matters into your own hands. Make a short film. Write a book proposal. Create a blog that focuses on your career aspiration. Each of these can increase your chances of getting hired in the future.

If you have any suggestions just let us know.

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