It’s official, spring is in the air and spring break is just around the corner! You can finally take a break from assignments, exams and papers for a whole week! It’s that time of the year when students around the country look forward to going on a well-deserved vacation or staying on the couch binge-watching Netflix for seven days straight.
While spring break is known for vacations and chilling-out, you can make it productive as well. Check out five ways to boost your productivity over the break, while still enjoying it.
Whether you’re graduating this year or still in school, adding another internship to your portfolio is a great way to boost your resume before you start applying for jobs. Several companies offer summer internship programs for students, and it’s never too early to apply for your dream internship. Use your spring break to search and send in your applications early, after all, it’s the early bird that catches the worm, isn’t it?
Have you spent the whole of last term scoring poor grades and missing assignment submission deadlines? No worries, you can now finally catch up with your peers. If you have papers or essays due, you can hire class help online. Use Google to search for, “Can I pay someone to take my online class for me?” Then connect with suitable tutors who can help complete your papers, homework and other schoolwork. Work on pending assignments over spring break so that you can start the next term with a clean slate.
Now that you don’t have to rush out to classes, you can channel the “Cleaning Diva” in you. Start by organizing your dormitory or room and clear out any junk you don’t use anymore. Now that the weather has started to get nicer, it’s time to pack away your winter clothes and accessories. Also, sort through your notes and get everything prepped and ready for next semester.
Finals have an uncanny ability to sneak up on you – one moment, it may seem like they’re months away and the next moment, you’ve got exams the following week! Utilize spring break to prepare a study calendar for your finals. Check if you’re struggling with any subjects and hire professional tutors to coach you in challenging subject topics. Preparing ahead of time makes it easy to breeze through the next term without stressing yourself out.
Life as a grad student can be so hectic that you may feel like you no longer have any “me” time. Spring break can be a great time to detox and relax away from the pressures of academic life. Do something that you love. Be it going for a walk on the beach, playing an instrument, spending time with your family or catching up on your favorite TV show, do something you enjoy to relax.
Though these tips might seem small, they are a great way to spend your spring break productively, both on the professional and personal front. And, if you’re a graduating senior, make sure to enjoy your last spring break before adult life takes over. Head on a vacation with your peers and make this break, one to remember.