While some students may choose to travel abroad for Spring Break, a majority of students plan a trip to the beach with friends or simply go home and relax. No matter what your plans are for the break, make the most of your time off!

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Check Off Your to-Do List:

  1. Polish Up Your Resume– Whether you are applying for a summer position, a full-time job, grad school, or scholarships, resumes are vital. Use this time to either create or fix up the old resume. Make sure to include any new activities and organizations you have been involved in on campus. You can email your resume to the Career Center for professional feedback.
  2. Apply for a Summer Job– Even if you are graduating from college, having money is the only way to participate in all the summer festivities that interest you. Apply early for a summer position, and you will be even more likely to be hired as well as have options as to where you prefer to work. Check out the links provided by the Career Center! http://www.wcupa.edu/_services/stu.car/students/jobsearch.asp
  3. Study for the GRE– If you are planning on attending grad school many graduate programs require you to take the GRE. If you are opting to take this exam during the summer, studying early will increase your knowledge for the big day.

Have Some Fun:

  1. Visit a Music Festival– Music festivals are thought to be a summer activity, but they take place during Spring Break as well! So, round up a group of friends or family members and get the hottest tickets to see celebrities like The Black Keys, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Feist, Florence & The Machine, Santigold, La Roux, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, or Girl Talk to name just a few!
  2. Head to an Aquarium and Swim with its Inhabitants– Many aquariums now have the option for patrons to pay to spend their day interacting with, instead of watching, the underwater life. You can take a walk on the wild side and  swim with sharks, or keep it safe, and play games with the dolphins. Either way it’s sure to be unforgettable.
  3. Take it Back to Childhood- Whether you loved toys, skateboarding, basketball, tag, playing house, or watching cartoons, we all have left certain activities that we loved from the past. Spend the day reconnecting with your younger self, by engaging in some of the activities you wouldn’t go a day without when you were younger. You are sure to bring back some good memories.

Written by DeVonna Smith, Peer Educator