Hello Brilliant Minds,
With finals over, I decided to write on a few things you can involve yourself in to
ensure a productive spring and summer break, especially during a pandemic.
1. Online Courses
So many universities and schools offer courses during the break, either part or
full time. It is especially useful for part-time university students trying to fulfill
the rest of their credits. However, my advice is to make sure you only do
courses you are sure you can handle with your pre-existing schedule. Spring
and summer courses are only five weeks, and the workload is quite a lot.
2. Volunteer Experience
Find a charity or institution you are passionate about and get involved. You
could also take part in an internship or any community programme. Not only is
it a fun experience, but it also adds experience to your CV.
3. Part-Time Job
What better way to make money than to get a part-time or summer job. You get
to make new connections and meet new friends. It also increases your
4. Plan for the Next Semester
You can start planning your schedule for next year, including whatever clubs,
societies or work experience you will be involved in. You can plan your class
schedule to accommodate your various interests. Planning ahead of time
like this helps you deal better under stress when it arises.
Finally, the break is an opportunity to nurture your interests. Whether it’s
sports, fitness, athletics, art or music, you have the opportunity to have
mindless fun and focus on your mental health. School is draining, and a break is
Have a wonderful, safe and well-deserved break!