The hassles of applying for summer internships are finally over, but the anticipation is still there. As the semester rolls to an end you still haven’t heard from any of the internships you applied to, and you begin to worry. Then you ask yourself, if I don’t get this internship, what can I do over the summer? Hercampus.com offers a multiple of plan B’s just in case none of your internships get back to you.
One thing you can do is stick around and make more connections. Your professors are still around and the school is still open, so why not offer to assist one of your professors for the summer. This will help you build a relationship and teach you more about their area of interest/study.
Working on campus is another great option. Taking summer classes isn’t a bad idea either; it can help you get a few credits ahead. And if you’re tired of being on campus, get away. There are plenty of study abroad programs that offer funding.
Also remember, it is your summer vacation. It’s okay to relax. Hang out and travel with your friends, and pick up new hobbies along the way that will later develop into skills. Choose your activities wisely and don’t waste the opportunity of time before you just because you didn’t land an internship. Get out and enjoy the weather!