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Summer Fun Tips By Major

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It can be hard to know what to do with yourself when summer hits and you no longer have classes and homework and keep you busy. Sure, you may be working or hanging out with friends, but sometimes it’s weird to be away from school. However, you can still keep your studies alive, even during the summer. Here are some ways to have fun this summer depending on your major.

1. Journalism/English

Keep a Journal: This one hits two birds with one stone! Bring out your creative side with decorative journals and doodles, or work on your handwriting. Cater to the writer in you by describing your day in detail. You can even take your journal on vacation with you!

Blog: Online blogging has many benefits, one of which is practicing your writing. Good sites to use to launch your blog include WordPress, Wix and Squarespace. Use this a platform to put your thoughts on to paper.

2. Sociology/Psychology

People watch: Observe the behavior of those around you, and take mental notes. Go the the mall with a friend and compare patterns.  It can be fun!

Volunteer: Volunteer for a daycare, or an assisted living facility, or something of that nature. Both fun, and good for your future career. Volunteering will give you the chance to work with people and learn from them.

4. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)

Workbooks: When I was little, my mom used to buy me practice  books that I could work through over the summer. Those books exist for adults too! Buy one for yourself and do a page a day. It will keep your mind busy, as well as prevent what I call “summer brain” which is falling behind because you haven’t practiced all summer and now need a refresher course.

Television: Now, normally I wouldn’t recommend staring at a television all summer, but there are many medical shows out there (even if they are soap operas), including Grey’s Anatomy, General Hospital and House. 

Internships:  Finding an internship will keep you busy and help prepare you for your career. If you can’t find one (or don’t want to) you can sometimes find volunteer positions as well.

Of course, everyone is different, and what one person finds to be fun may not be something that you yourself find fun. That’s okay. Being a student is about exploring your interests, and finding different ways to do what you love. These recommendations do not have to exclusively apply to one major field, and anyone can try them out. Who knows, you may even discover that you’re interested in something you previously wouldn’t have given a second thought to!

Not all majors are covered in this article, and it would be almost impossible to track down every single major out there. I’ve narrowed it down to what seem to be the most common majors, but like I said, every one can try these things and many of them are versatile to more than one major.

I hope you find something to do that keeps you from getting bored, and that you have a fun, productive summer!

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