Keeping up with the theme of April fools day and the fact that it is Financial Literacy Month I figured it would be appropriate to discuss foolish mistakes that current students are making at the moment that could negatively affect their summer.
Having no job lined up
It’s already April which means the school year is coming to an end (finally!) and many twenty somethings will be starting work soon (full time/part time). Are you one of those people? If not then there is a major problem, do you really think you will find the job you want last minute? I know college is all about last minute cramming but the job hunt is a bit different. If you intend on working this summer then it would be quite foolish if you do not have a job lined up as of this moment.
Not handing out resumes
If you haven’t found a summer job yet then why the hell are you not handing out resumes and proactively seeking work? Recession this, recession that bla bla bla. Student employees don’t exactly earn a million dollars so using the recession as an excuse is unacceptable. There are obviously less student positions available this summer but that doesn’t mean you have no chance of finding work, it just means you have to work harder and search deeper. I will go into further detail with this topic in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
Not enrolling in any courses
Okay I’m well aware that the whole idea of being in school in the summer isn’t the most appealing idea for most young students but just hear me out. In 2007 I was feeling pretty burned out from school so instead of doing the logical thing of enjoying my summer I decided to take a full course load just so that I could avoid traveling to school in the treacherous weather the next winter. Besides being able to finish early another benefit of taking courses in the summer is that you will maintain your basic school skills; research, writing exams, and time management. Even if you absolutely refuse to do summer school why not try taking at least one course?