During the summer break, take some time to work on yourself. This can include anything from working through past traumas, learning a new skill, or developing yourself professionally.

If you are on the fence about your intended major, check out a professional development conference. They can be a great way to get inspired and learn more about a specific industry. If you already know your major, these events are fantastic for expanding your network in the field. Just think about the contacts you would have upon graduating – and when you’re ready to start applying for jobs!

Joining a professional organization is another way to expand your circle and get involved. Find a local chapter of an organization you’re passionate about.

Whatever you choose, find something that allows you to get involved, expand your circle and grow your knowledge-base over the summer.