Summer has officially started for me. After completing my first year of college, I feel at ease that I am just a little more closer than before to graduating college. Now that completing my first year of college has become a reality, I am confident that I am on the right track to accomplishing my goals. Even though my first year is over, I will not be getting a full break from school because I have decided to take two classes over the summer. On top of taking two classes, I will also be working. I do not expect to run into any difficulties in managing my time because I am comfortable with the schedule that I have set up for myself. This is important! You want to make sure that you get the most out of your summer. Sure it is a time to enjoy a short break, but it can also be an opportunity to get a step ahead by getting involved in summer programs that the schools of your interest may offer.

In my high school getting involved in programs for high school students over the summer was something that was really emphasized. Now that I think back to my high school summer experiences, I do wish that I could have broadened my horizons by exploring different programs. I truly only stuck to one program for three years of high school, and I was able to get the most out of that experience. I do however feel that having a variety of experiences can help you better decide what your interest are. Some resources you can use are your higher level peers. They could share the most honest and personal experiences they have had from a program that you may be interested in. To learn about programs that schools that you are  interested may have to offer, it could be best to call or go to their website to find information on how to apply. The most important thing is to have a productive summer. Not all summer program may be free, so you’ll want to make sure that you ask about financial aid. Just remember stay productive this summer.