It’s about that time of the year again! College students are scrambling through their notes and attending every office hour to try to get that last boost to their grade. Others have gone missing, spending countless time in the library. Its mind boggling and keep in mind that the Summer is approaching, and it’s coming fast! Now is the time to secure internships and jobs. Here are 3 tips to ease your stress as you struggle with handling the workload of your classes and “adulting”:
If you were previously hired, contact your manager NOW!
Managers love to hear that their workers are coming back but time is of the essence. Reminding your manager(s) with a simple text/email/phone-call helps convey a positive image of yourself. It shows earnestly and responsibility and makes you a good candidate for a raise as you learn and grow with the company. There’s no better feeling than going home to assured money. Trust me!
Secure an Internship!
Securing an internship is key, especially for college students who are Sophomores and up! It makes your resume pop to organizations and businesses and gives you a chance to see what you like and don’t like in careers that you’ve been thinking about. Try to scout out internships that hold weight with your respective major and seek positions that will help you gain practical insight in the field that you’re studying. Businesses and foundations love to see practical experience on a resume; It sanctions expertise because of the real world experience that you gain from the internship. Also see if these internships are paid. Why not earn money for doing something that will give you great experience?
Last but not least, create a plan for saving!
Working in the summertime can be extremely lucrative and the free time you have will woo you into spending all of your money. DONT DO THAT! It’s best to save a percentage of your biweekly checks because it’s better in the long run. Personally, for collegiate students who don’t have to worry about bills, 23% of your check should go straight to your savings account! If that isn’t feasible for your pockets, put at least 15% into your savings. As you grow and delve further into the world of adulthood, you will find out quickly that “things happen”; you always want to have money set aside in the instance of an emergency.
Follow these tips and you should have a pretty decent Summer; however, don’t forget the most important tip…HAVE FUN!
Let’s talk! What are some tips you think would be helpful with the summer rapidly approaching?