How to Spend Your Spring Break Productively

By March 8, 2022 News

Spring break is an important time to gain some rest and recuperation before that final sprint to the end of the school year. However, there’s no need to use the entire time to relax — spring break is a great opportunity to do all those things you never seem to have time for when you’re busy with classes. In fact, there are several ways you can make spring break more productive.

1. List All the Things You Want to Do

Start by making a list of everything you’ve wanted to do but haven’t had time for in recent weeks. These don’t need to all be serious things — your list could include watching a series that everyone’s talking about or spending time with someone from your hometown.

2. Dedicate a Day to Self-Care

Being productive doesn’t necessarily mean staying busy. Spring break is the perfect time for pampering, such as by getting a haircut or pedicure. Alternatively, you could spend an entire day on one of your favourite hobbies or doing something else that gives you pleasure.

3. Finish Your Homework

It’s difficult to fully enjoy spring break if you know you need to complete an assignment before you return to college. Finish any homework or other chores right at the start of spring break and there will be nothing hanging over you.

4. Clean Your Apartment

Similarly, the last thing you want is to return from spring break to an apartment that’s a mess. Do a proper spring cleaning to be ready for next semester: wash your laundry, switch your closet from winter to warm-weather clothing, declutter surfaces, throw out any junk that’s lying around, and sort through your papers. It will feel great to start the semester with a tidy apartment.

5. Update Your Resume and Online Presence

If you’ll be applying to jobs soon, it’s a good idea to start preparing now. Update your resume to reflect the experience you’ve gained recently — whether through a part-time job, volunteering, or extracurriculars. You can also include information about classes you’ve taken and relevant skills you’ve acquired. If you’ve worked on projects at college that relate to your career goals, you could also create an online portfolio. Finally, you can improve your online presence by highlighting your achievements on your social media profiles, particularly on platforms like LinkedIn.

6. Learn More About Your Career Options

As your graduation date nears, you need to think more about what you’ll do after college. Research possible career options and learn more about the industry you want to work in. Follow industry leaders on social media, subscribe to more podcasts, and create a reading list of useful articles (and make sure you read them whenever you have spare time during spring break.

7. Shadow a Mentor

Perhaps you already know exactly what you want to do after you graduate. In this case, a great use of your time would be to reach out to potential mentors and ask if there’s an opportunity to shadow them for a couple days. This will show you exactly what the work you want to do will involve and help you to start building connections in the industry.

8. Apply for an Internship or Summer Job

An internship or job could be a great way to spend your summer. Now is the perfect time to apply for positions. Stick to those that match your career goals, interests, and skills.

One more way to spend spring break is to find better housing. Foundry First has London, Ontario, apartments for students, designed with your needs in mind. Our suites feature spacious bedrooms, modern furnishings, and stainless steel appliances to give you the ultimate student living experience. There are still a few spaces available, so don’t wait to apply.