Summer Semester: How to Fight the Summertime Blues13 June 2018
Nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment of knowing you have successfully completed another semester. But for many students, summer offers an opportunity to shave months off of your college career, helping you graduate as early as possible. Summertime can be challenging for college students with no break in-between the fall and winter semesters. Here are some tips for making the most of the summer classes.
Stay Goal-Oriented. There’s a reason you’re taking classes this summer. Stay focused on the goals and the objective. Summer-time classes are shorter than traditional semesters, which means you have to work harder than ever. This is the perfect opportunity to evaluate past habits that have caused you to struggle and find ways to overcome them.
Be sure to:
- Take plenty of quality notes
- Ask important questions
- Stay caught up with the work assigned
- Create a support team of like-minded students
- Use digital resources
Limit Your Workload
Few things are worse than burning out for fall over a brutal summer semester. There’s no reason to put yourself through that if you can be intentional about your workload. Consider a part-time workload so that you can mentally prepare for the fall and spring semester. Summer is also a great time to plan for upcoming full-time semesters. Make sure you are ready to divide and conquer when fall comes back around.
Choose Classes Wisely
Take classes you’re interested in. One way to recharge the batteries is to take classes that genuinely pique your interest. Enroll in a class that you have been really looking forward to. Taking a class you really aren’t all that interested in is a good way to burn yourself out over the summer months. Summer is also a great opportunity to take that class that wasn’t open last semester.
Plan Strategy Meetings With Our Career Services Team
Our career services team is an excellent resource for helping you map out the rest of your college experience. They can help you find the most intentional way to use your time during the summer semester. Our team can guide you as you choose your classes. They can also suggest additional ways to get started on your career path.
Assess Your Career Trajectory
Don’t be afraid to explore your options and evaluate your goals. Summer is a perfect time to tap into possible career opportunities. Take a look at the job board available on our website. This is also a great time to learn about professional development opportunities.
- Externship placement
- Professional development
- Alumni career assistance
Your Path to Success
Summer-time is the perfect time to get started on the path to a new career. Our graduates are placed with organizations within the community where they are able to work in the fields they have been prepared for. Pioneer Pacific College offers you an exciting path for your future. Contact us at 866-772-4636, or visit our contact page.