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Make Summer Time Productive Time

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Summer is fast approaching and you are probably wondering what you are going to do with all your free time. More than likely you will have a vacation of some sort and some of you may have a job. But just because it is summer doesn’t mean you don’t have to be productive and getting ahead in your education and career!

When you are not vacationing or working, summer is the perfect time to participate in activities that can advance your knowledge, jump-start your career and provide self-enrichment.

  • Job Shadowing: If there is a company you are interested in working for in the future or a specific job position that you want to learn more about – ask if you can shadow someone in that company or position. The worst they can say is no.
  • Internships: Seek out internship opportunities in your field of study – you’ll be surprised how much they can mean on your resume.
  • Workshops/Seminars: Search for workshops and/or seminars that you could attend in and around your area that are focused on either your field of study or other topics of interest to you.
  • Reading: Whether it is a good fiction or non-fiction book or materials on software, projects, or self-improvement – reading always expands your knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Exploring: It is surprising how many people don’t actually know what’s outside their hometown and surrounding cities. Take some time to explore different places in Oklahoma and absorb the culture – it’s a wonderful State!
  • Classes: Libraries, community centers and technology centers always offer short-term classes during the summer on a wide range of topics and areas. Francis Tuttle offers some great ones at reasonable costs – check out what we have to offer!

It’s ok to spend time relaxing and having fun during the summer – but it’s advisable to spend at least some time being productive so that you are ahead come the new school year or when you start a full-time job.

Good luck with your adventures this summer and we look forward to seeing those of you returning next year.

Natasha Smith, Audio-Video Student Teacher

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