3 Ways to Stay Productive This Summer

Summer is here! For many this is a chance to take that vacation they’ve been longing for or simply to relax at home with family and friends. While these things are important, there are a few other things that can be done to make your summer both productive and enjoyable.

Do An Internship

An internship is a great way to spend your summer.  It allows you to learn valuable information about your chosen career path. More importantly, it will give you an opportunity to determine if that is the correct job for you and if it is something that you will be comfortable doing in the future. Moreover, when applying for jobs after college, internships will enhance your resume and will show your potential employer that you have experience working in that field and that you have a genuine interest in that area of work.


Ghandi once said “the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community. Furthermore, it will allow you to develop valuable personal qualities such as compassion, patience, and humility. Like an internship, it will enhance your resume and give you valuable work experience. It will also show future employers that you are socially aware and that you are not solely motivated by money. Also, helping someone else in need often leaves you with a feeling of personal fulfillment and will contribute positively to your overall well-being as a person.


Another great way to spend your summer is to travel. Traveling to a foreign country and experiencing another culture is one of the most valuable experiences that a person can have in their lifetime. It makes you more open and tolerant of diverse perspectives and allows you to experience the way others live in a way that makes you more conscious of the issues that are prominent in different parts of the world. Also, the fastest way to learn a new language is by immersing yourself in another culture and interacting with the people. Traveling to a foreign country will allow you to do this. 

Spend your summer right! Have a good time while being productive.

Chevel Powell

Chevel Powell is an international student from Jamaica who currently studies at Dillard University. She intends to attend law school after completing her bachelors degree in Political Science. Her interests include; writing, reading, political analysis, volunteerism and taekwondo. She lives by the mantra "if it is to be, its up to me." She is commonly described as ambitious, assertive, goal oriented and altruistic.

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