Of course we all love summer and look forward to its start as soon as we have to walk to class through heaps of snow, but being at Cornell presents a specific anticipation for summer. The age old question is: So, what are you going to do with your summer? Summer used to be for relaxation, fun, and a much needed break from school. But once you get to college everything changes. Now summer is your next opportunity to work hard and the pressure is high. You have to do something that you both enjoy and will look good on your resume. Where do you want to spend your summer? How many cover letters can you write this weekend? If you participate in a summer internship away from home where will you live? And the questions continue their rapid swirl in your brain. I am facing this pressure at the moment and this weekend I wrote so many cover letters and changed my resume so many times for internship applications that I am surprised my fingers can even type this write now. And what is even worse than applying for everything is what happens after you are finished… the epic waiting game. There is nothing worse, I’m sure. All I can do now is cross my fingers and focus back on my school work while I wait to hear back from someone. However, despite the stress that making summer plans causes, I am very excited to see what happens. Now that I finally have an idea of what I want to do as a career I am really looking forward to getting some experience and learning a lot this summer. I will keep you updated. Wish me luck!!! And good luck to all of you trying to pin down an amazing opportunity for this summer! Keep me updated too! And your college’s career services office and your adviser are both great resources if you need any help or encouragement on your journey of securing summer plans, so use them!
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