Anyone out there counting the days until the semester break starts?  Me too! Sleeping late and binge watching Netflix is looking really good right now. There’s nothing wrong with a little down time but the smart student will also be setting aside some time during the break to build their portfolio. 

Now is a good time to schedule some volunteer hours – there are really great virtual and in-person opportunities out there, and you’ve got time and skills to share. Good for your resume, and good for your soul. 

Do you have a Linkedin Page?  A strategic network can be so helpful in making your college choice, finding internships, and exploring career possibilities. It’s one of the most underutilized tools for students. And getting set up on LinkedIn is an easy first step and a great investment of your time during the break.

Finish strong.