Summer is a great time for students to relax and reset, but they can also use that time to take advantage of programs and internships that will provide amazing life experiences and boost their future college applications.
- Summer Programs
Many top colleges run summer programs for high school students. These are the perfect opportunity to get involved with your preferred college and learn a lot in the process. MIT, UCLA, Stanford, and Duke are just some of the top colleges that offer summer programs for high school students.
Don’t feel pressured to attend programs at top colleges; your local college may also have some great courses or programs available. You’ll learn a lot and get a head start on the college experience!
- Internships / Work Experience
A job or internship will add valuable experience to your resume and may even help you save for your future tuition. Any job will give you valuable work and life experience, but if you can find a position that is related to your field of study, then go for it!
- SAT / ACT Prep Classes
It can be hard for students to balance schoolwork and test prep at the same time, so the summer holiday allows students to focus on test prep and maximize their scores. Ivy Global can help you boost your score this summer! We have online courses for the SAT and ACT.
- Make a Difference in your Community
Spend your summer giving back to your community by volunteering, joining a charitable organization, or getting involved in local activism. These options aren’t just resume fillers, they will also give you incredible experience and perspective. Learn how you can make a positive impact on your community and in the world.
- Start a Business
Creating your own small business is easier than ever. Many young people are putting their creativity to work and selling their own artwork or services. It’s a challenge, but it’s the kind of experience you can’t get anywhere else.
- Learn Something New
Show colleges that you have a passion for learning by seeking your own learning experiences outside of school. Learn a language, pick up a new art form, learn to code, or anything else that interests you! Colleges love students who love to learn.
However you decide to spend your summer, remember to take time to rest and recover. Pick one to three of the options above so your holiday isn’t too busy for rest. Your mind and body will thank you.
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