Making the most of spring break

Spring break is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to jet off with your friends and party all week. Even if you want to lounge on the beach and do nothing, it’s time to reprogram your thinking. This is a great time to start considering the other things that can help you move forward. Here are a few ideas:

  •  Volunteer
    Still not sure about your major? Find an organization willing to let you volunteer that week. This can provides insight on what you may be required to do once you start your career and helps put things into perspective. For instance, you may like accounting, but if you’re working for a trucking company and have to depreciate vehicles, that may not be your cup of tea. 
  • Intern
    While an internship is usually much longer than a week, there are a ton of companies that may need extra help. Again, this is a great way to figure out what you enjoy and what you don’t. You’d be surprised how much you can learn in a week.
  •  Explore your hobbies
    What you think is “just a hobby” could easily turn into your first stint as an entrepreneur. Stop thinking about your talents as something to do and figure out how you can monetize your efforts. This is one of the ways successful people grow.
  •  Learn a new language
    Of course, this is something that will be ongoing over time, but why not get started when you have free time? The ability to speak in different languages is a competitive game-changer and it looks AMAZING on your resume. There are live immersion classes in every city. Check to see if you can sit in on one for a week so you’ll have a good foundation moving forward. What's even cooler is starting to learn in a quick trip abroad.

 You can still make time to connect with friends, family and have a little fun. All it takes is a little planning. Do you have any of these suggestions on your radar?