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Home for the Holidays and Bored?

If you came home for the holidays, you are probably now getting bored as family and friends return to their routines.

If you have some free time now that everyone else has gone back to work, here are three ways to use your time wisely before heading back to campus.

1. Check out local organizations where you might like to work or intern in Summer 2009. Get online and find a list of local organizations where you might want to work. Research the organization and look for any entry level opportunities. Start working on a resume for such a position.

2. Look into summer school at home or apply for summer institutes at another school. Many colleges and universities offer summer institutes or fellowships for you to do intensive work in an area of interest. Whether it is a pre-med program, a leadership program or a theatre fellowship, fall break is a good time to explore these.

3. Schedule some informational interviews to learn more about jobs and careers of interest in your local community. Interested in expanding your career and industry awareness? Contact local HR offices and ask to speak with someone who is in a career you are thinking about. Ask for an Informational Interview. Don’t forget to ask someone you know who might work with a particular company to help you set up an informational interview.

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