Maximize Your Summer Break After Sophomore Year

  • Networking – You likely have determined your major and need to start exploring options of what you can do in the workforce with that degree.  Step up the networking.  Use Linked In and your alumni database.  Identify contacts and request informational interviews.  Try to do at least one informational interview per week.  You are building your network in your field which can ultimately help you land a job at graduation.  Build on what you did in the first year of networking.
  • Gain Relevant Work Experience – You should try to find a job or internship for the summer that gives you exposure to the field you are pursuing and possibly the industry you hope to work in.  Use your career center at school to identify options.  Search indeed.com and other websites for opportunities.  Have a professional resume with no errors.  Prepare customized cover letters.  Practice your interviewing skills.  You need to show companies that you are the aspiring professional they want to hire.  Of course, if you can’t find work in your field, it is better to do something than nothing.  If volunteering is an option, consider volunteering in your field.  If not, get a job and focus on building some transferrable skills.

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