S. Stay Balanced – College can be an overwhelming time in your life. Keep yourself focused on your goal, but also make time for the things in your life that make you happy. Summer break is a time to give you just that – A break. Give yourself time to unwind and relax, and rejuvenate yourself for the academic year ahead of you.
U. Understand you have a short amount of time to spend with family and friends back home before returning to college. Make the best of your time.
M. Make Choices – This will be the time others give you advice about your future and what direction you should be heading in. Take time to think about your likes and dislikes and determine your path. Make choices that you can adhere to and set your goals.
M. Manage Your Finances – College is a time where struggles with finances are notorious. While summer vacation is a time to take a break, it is not a time to break your bank. Keep focused on what is important….getting through college successfully, with as little debt as possible.
E. Explore your Options – While many know “what they want to be when they grow up” – a Doctor, Lawyer, etc., others have no idea what their major will be. No matter where you are with your decision, you should take advantage of all your school has to offer. Venture off the beaten path and expand your horizons. Take classes in a subject you know nothing about. Make the best of your college career.
R. Remember – the classroom is not the only place to learn – Take time during the summer to explore different facets in life. Spend time in your local museum, learn to play an instrument. Try out a new sport.
Life has endless possibilities.