There are really two very exciting times for college freshmen. The beginning of the semester when they are anxious about going off to college and the end of the freshman year. Usually the start of college gets a lot more attention than the end of the freshman year. This article shares 3 items to include in a college freshman summer plan. Once students put that freshman year behind them, they join the ranks of “rising sophomores.” These rising sophomores should make summer plans that include summer classes, summer jobs, summer travel or all of the above.
College Freshman Summer Plans Could Include a Summer Job
It really does not matter what type of job you add to your freshman summer plans. HBCU students who are rising sophomores may need to work to save spending money for the sophomore year. Even if earning summer funds is not a priority, college freshman should be using a summer job to build a resume with new work skills. This will help the college freshman be more competitive when they seek summer internships later.
College Freshman Summer Plans Could Include Some Travel
Summer plans for official study abroad opportunities with a college or university are probably limited for college freshmen. However, if you start planning early, there are other opportunities for rising sophomores to travel and explore. Depending on your interests, summer plans could include the opportunity to go “WOOFF-ing”. The World Wide Opporunties for Organic Farming offers opportunities for those who want to work on an organic farm in exchange for room and board. Opportunities can be a car ride, train ride or plane ride away.
College Freshman Summer Plans Could Include Summer Classes
As the cost of education continues to spiral out of control for many families, more families are aiming to stay on track for the four-year plan. A rising sophomore who is 3 – 6 credits shy of officially completing freshman year should consider one or two summer courses to make sure they complete the usual 30 credits per year to graduate in four years.