Hope you have all had another good week. Hopefully you’re all coming close to the end of the college year (if you haven’t already) and that means you have a nice long summer ahead of you!
The summer is always a good time to recharge and catch up with friends and family after the hectic end of year assessments and exams. And that’s something that all of us need.
Once that recharge period is over though there are a few things you can do over the summer to help you get ahead in life and earn a few of those valuable transferable skills you always hear everyone talking about.
If you’ve applied for university already then you’ll probably remember writing your personal statement (I don’t think I’ll ever forget writing mine.) And if you’re applying for university soon you’ll have that to look forward to. Don’t worry though! There’s advice and guidance available all around you for writing a personal statement that will stand out.
The great thing about personal statements is they give you a chance to showcase the passions you have in life, whether that’s playing music, volunteering on weekends or visiting museums.
And even if you have already finished your personal statement and been accepted to uni, there’s always your CV to think about.
Once you’ve finished college and university you will probably never have as much free time as you do over the summer break. That’s why it’s an excellent chance to squeeze in some extra curricular activities to boost your personal statement and CV, and make yourself stand out from the crowd.
It doesn’t have to take up your entire holiday either! There are a number of different options you can explore, so there is sure to be something out there for you.
Working- Some of you might already have part-time jobs, and you might be willing to take on some extra shifts over the holiday period to contribute to your savings. For those who don’t, there are many sites where you can search for part-time and holiday jobs.
Volunteering- If you’re having trouble finding a part-time job, volunteering might be the route for you. Some organisations are always looking for new volunteers (be sure to check out your local charities) and this can be a great addition to any personal statement or CV.
Don’t be afraid to go out in the world and take every opportunity that you can get! It will most probably reward you in the long run.
Quote for the day: “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.” -Robert Frost.
Until next time! 🙂