Didn’t Get The Internship: Here Are More Options

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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!

Preparing Early For Final Exams

Within the next few weeks final exams will arrive at your door. You may be thinking it’s a little too early to talk about final exams. Trust, it’s never too early to start preparing. We tend to forget that preparation means planning ahead, and instead we procrastinate. Social Media 101 offers 10 study tips for final exams. Read through these tips and plan the next few weeks accordingly, and avoid stress. It’s important to keep your energy levels high and your stress low. In order to achieve this use your available study time more efficiently by organizing a calendar. Go grab your calendar, start planning, start studying, and be ready to welcome your final exam when it knocks.

When You’ve Run Out of Ideas

We all know that feeling of writer’s block. It sets in right around the 14th page of a required 15-page paper. Just when you’ve gotten to a great point in your short story or when that cursor is blinking on a completely blank screen. Writer’s block always sets in at the most inopportune time and can sometimes linger to the point where you’re not even sure you’ll have any more ideas. I have written for many different outlets ranging from business social media to creative writing, and sometimes I just feel like I won’t ever think of that next great tweet or short story.

What’s a writer to do? I’ve hit this wall plenty of times and sometimes it has led me to give up on a project completely. I don’t want that to happen to you, so over the years I’ve developed some ways to keep myself from getting completely off track, and I thought I would share them.

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Brainstorm. Write down anything and everything that comes to mind, you never know when a great idea will hit. Sometimes I will have the craziest dream that I know could be turned into a great short story, or I’m driving the hour-long ride home and I’ll think of an idea for something to blog about. I always have to have a pen and paper nearby so that I can write down anything and everything that comes to mind. Especially with dreams, they’re always vibrantly painted on the back of my eyelids when I wake up, but as the day goes on the details become fuzzier and fuzzier. So, I find it’s best to write everything down in as much detail as I can right when I wake up. Continue reading