THE PINE NEEDLE
PO BOX 1510
253 OLD MAIN
PEMBROKE, NC 28372

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Contact the Pine Needle Office:

Phone: 910-521-6204

Email: pineneedle@uncp.edu 

How to Lead a Productive Summer

Summer school

Whether you are trying to catch up on credits or wanting to knock out as many credits as you can so you can graduate early, taking online classes is a productive way to spend your summer. In doing so, you can work from various locations.

 

Additionally, you can lounge around in your pajamas while learning. It is also a plus for students who are shy because you would not have to worry about public speaking. There’s no need to worry about commuting to campus or stressing about making it to class on time.

 

Job/Internship

Interning or getting a part-time job during the summer could be a great opportunity for you to build your resume and gain experience. It will not only help financially but can also help advance your future career. For example, when you create a resume and include the work from the internships you have completed, you will be considered a more valuable employee.

 

Completing several internships shows that you are a hard-worker with good work ethics and a variety of skill sets. Jobs also provide income that can help you save money and budget for the upcoming school year. This includes providing yourself with new clothes, food, school supplies.

 

Acquire new skills

 Acquiring new skills will help you build confidence in yourself and you will learn things that you can apply to other aspects of your life. For example, you could try public speaking, becoming a better listener or thinking more positively.

 

Find a new hobby

Try learning a new language, teach yourself something, like how to draw or dance.

 

Become a tutor

If you excel in a subject you can put your knowledge to good use and help others who need it. By becoming a tutor, you can use your time productively and assist underclassmen with their classes before school starts back. Not only will this help them academically, but it would also help you with your leadership skills.

 

RELAX

Last but not least, relaxation is important! By relaxing, you rid yourself of all the stress and pressure that you had from the school year. Spend time with family and old friends. Pamper yourself with self-love by spending your free time by doing the things you enjoy, such as binge watching your favorite shows.

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