Summer jobs and staying proactive

With summer, a lot of people decide that it’s the time to be carefree, to just let loose and act as if life has been paused. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. Just because we get two months (if we’re lucky, three) of warm weather, doesn’t mean you can’t be productive. I’m not saying there shouldn’t be any fun at all during the summer, but I’m also saying it’s not the time to go crazy and act as if life isn’t the same just because it’s warmer outside and there’s more distractions presented for young people like many of us here at BC. In my opinion, one of the most beneficial things you can do with your summer, if you haven’t already, is get a job.

I know a lot of people who have decided not to do summer quarter or have not decided to get a job for the summer. My only reaction to these decisions is, why? The biggest drive for me involving my summer jobs as of course, money.   Not only can I put this money towards school, a new car and other things that I desire, but we’re all getting to the age where bills need to be paid. Without a job, there’s no money to pay those bills.

With this, you may find that you actually really like the job that you decided to take and you could even climb the corporate ladder. You never know unless you try. On the other hand, taking a summer job in a field that you might be interested in, can either reconfirm or completely change your mind about your career path. There might be things you don’t know about the job that may sway your career choice. It’s definitely a better idea to learn something like this sooner rather than later, getting stuck with a degree you don’t need and a job you don’t want.

Having a job during the summer can also keep you on track time wise just as you are for the academic year. During the school year, I always have a routine. Go to bed and wake up at a certain time, so that I am well-rested and up on time for whatever classes and shifts for work I have that day.

If you honestly think that summer jobs aren’t worth it, I’m going to ask you to really reconsider that. you’re done… I wish you all the luck in your job search.