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Unhappy Empty Summer - June 14th 2018, 07:00 PM

I just finished my first year of college, and hadn't really lined anything up for this summer. I was planning on taking a class, so while I looked into some study abroad opportunities early on, none of them worked with the summer class schedule.

However, I guess due to my tendency to procrastinate I didn't bother applying for jobs early, even though I knew I probably wanted one. I haven't had a job yet, but now it's a little too late in the summer to try. I applied to quite a few once I got off of school, and only heard back from one but turns out they wanted someone full time, not just for the summer.

Now I kind of feel like a failure. Many times I've put things off and paid for it, but now I'm just sitting at home every day trying not to completely waste my summer. I'm worried now that my resume will be too empty to get any jobs in the future, and the worst part is I know it's my fault. I should've known to start looking earlier, but all my friends made it seem like they easily got their jobs.
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Re: Empty Summer - June 14th 2018, 08:08 PM

Congratulations on finishing your first year of college!

Are you still interested on taking a class? Would you consider local or community classes rather than going abroad? You could have a look and see what's available and it may still add to your CV even if you won't be going abroad.

I'd say keep trying with summer jobs. You never know what might still be out there. Another thing to try is volunteering. While you won't be making money, you will be out of the house, meeting others, taking part in something, developing skills etc., which can be added to your CV.

Is it possible to approach your college and see what opportunities they might offer or what opportunities they can help you find?

Either way, keep in mind that you aren't failure. While procrastinating doesn't help, not everyone gets a summer job either...even if your friends make it seem easy (which it isn't!) You still have plenty of time left before you graduate (and after that!) to get some work or volunteering done. Try not to panic

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