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Use Spring Break to Your Advantage

After a long and cold winter filled with hard classes and a busy schedule (and worldly stress), spring break can seem like an opportunity to sit around and do nothing for a week or two. However, you can use this time to your advantage and even use it to maximize your career prospects for after graduation.

If you are planning on having a staycation during this year’s spring break, take a look at these tips to work on your career.

Schedule any interviews that you may have during spring break.

Spring break is a great time to solidify either your summer plans or your post-graduation plans. Having job or internship interviews this week will allow you to focus on preparing for them without the distraction of classes or homework.

Search for job opportunities if you don’t have any prospects.

If you didn’t have time to search for jobs or internships while at school, spring break can be a great time to do so. Work on your resume and create a spreadsheet with the due dates of your applications to keep track of them, and you can apply for 10-15 positions within one week.

Take some time to relax.

Your schedule while at school is probably packed, so using spring break to de-stress can actually be productive. It will help you to get ready for the upcoming spring academic season.

If you feel like it, you can even take a look at some of your work that you will have when you get back to school!

Ask your parents or mentors for career advice.

Mention what career areas you are interested in, and see if they know of any available opportunities. You might be surprised with their connections!

Using spring break to advance your career, in addition to relaxing. Use your precious time wisely!

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