The countdown has officially begun (26 days!) to the end of the semester. No more tests, no more 8 a.m. classes, and no more homework keeping us up all night. Winter break is right around the corner and everyone is looking forward to a couple weeks of rest and relaxation.
Between the snowball fights, holiday meals, and movie marathons, it’s easy to forget that school breaks are the perfect opportunity to better yourself, personally and professionally. You finally have the free time you wanted all semester and you might as well do something productive with it, right?
I don’t mean that you finally get around to organizing your sock drawer or delving into a marathon of that show you’ve been meaning to catch up on. Winter break is the ideal time to be proactive. Here are a few suggestions:
- Read a book: This is something you can finally do without interruption!
- Do a job shadow: Even one day of a job shadow can be beneficial, and it will be a great talking point in an interview for spring.
- Volunteer: The holidays are the perfect time to help others.
- Hit the gym: No excuses now! You have the time and deep down you have the motivation too.