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Students: How to Spend Your Summer?

When you are slaving away for midterms or finals during the winter quarter or semester, what is it that you desire most? Is it some more time, a warm fireplace, someone to write your essays for you, or is it the sweet release that summer brings? I’d like to wager that any student studying their face off would opt for any of these options, but summer break offers a time of rest and restoration. It’s a time to relax and to sit back and reap the benefits of all the hard work you put into your school work. That may be true, but summer is also a time where you can get a jump start on your career or earn a little extra cash. So what is it that you should be focusing most on as a student enjoying the summer? Well, the priorities vary between age and education level, so take a minute and check this infographic out.

Thanks to Bachelors Degree Online, you can easily take a look at this infogrpahic and decide where most of your summer time should be spent. No matter what year you are in school, your top goal for the summer should be to earn some cash. Of course, if you don’t have to worry about money at all, then lucky you. However, you can still focus on getting a start on your career by picking up an internship or a job in your field. Also, by earning money now during the summer you won’t have to worry about it during the school year when you are swamped with work.

Perhaps for some this suggestion is unthinkable, but you could consider taking a class over the summer. Granted, when I was in school I never took a summer class and I graduated on-time within four years. However, if you are still on the fence about what you want to major in or what you want to do with your life, then taking a class in a different subject matter is a good idea. That way, you can get a taste of a couple different areas and decide which you like more.

These are just two of the things you could focus your energy on during the summer. Take a look at the infographic from our friends at Bachelors Degree Online below and see where your interests are mostly to make sure you take full advantage of your summer break.

SOURCE: Bachelors Degree Online
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Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter