Whenever college is in session, to say that we are busy can be an ultimate understatement. Some of us have to juggle school, work, social life, health and SLEEP. But when school is out and you
decide to skip out on the summer school life, and you get sad that you have to work the entire summer. But here are a few reasons why have a summer job isn’t all that bad…
1. Saving money… Hopefully
In my humble opinion, money can be the absolute struggle throughout college, with having to decide if you are going to pay your utility bill or go out to the club and get jiggy with it. But in the summer, you are free to dedicate more time to work and get more hours. Which in turn means that your paychecks will be the best blessings (haha). Some students decide to think smarter with their money and start a savings account. Which is a great idea because whenever school starts and your paychecks start to decrease, the money you saved comes to the rescue. Just make sure you’re not blowing all of it on $2 margarita’s at Deol, and putting some away in a saving’s account.
2. Friendships & Connections
Working can be a drag, no doubt, but the people you work with can save you. From every job, I’ve had the pleasure (or not) of having I’ve made friends where I can’t imagine not ever meeting them. Not only do they make work ten times fun and enjoyable, but some of the people you meet along the way can be useful in furthering your career after you graduate.
3. Internships/ Furthering your career
In the summer, a lot of college students decide that it is time to get an internship whether paid or not. Internships can be an amazing opportunity to help further your studies and get practice and/or experience you would not have received in the classroom.
4. School is out
Finally, there is no school, and honestly I don’t think this even needs a real explaination to why this is good- it speaks for itself. There is no longer any stress and/or worry about assignments, tests, and classes in general. You don’t have to worry about the added stress that comes with balancing ALL THAT and work. I think Summer is intended more for college students so we can gain our sanity back.