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Making the Most of Your Summer

Summer is almost here! Congratulations on completing the academic year. We know that while many of you may be looking forward to a summer experience, others may still be seeking new opportunities.

If you are looking for a summer experience, consider:

  • Doing an internship or short-term project. Continue to check out opportunities posted in Crimson Careers and resources like Parker Dewey (a provider of short-term internships/projects). Talk to an MCS advisor to brainstorm options. 
  • Learning a new skill using LinkedIn Learning (free for Harvard students). You might consider building a technical skill valued by employers such as learning basic coding or Excel. 

Making the most of your summer experience: 

Whether you are doing one of the things mentioned above or something else like learning a language, conducting research, or volunteering, you will want to learn skills and make professional connections that you can leverage in the future. If you will be doing an internship this summer, below is advice from MCS on how to make the most of this experience. 

Note: Many of the tips apply to other types of summer experiences beyond internships.

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Experience
Whether it is conducting research, working a part-time job, engaging in public service, or doing an internship here are some tips to make the most of it.

These are just a few resources to help as you plan for summer. Stay tuned for more information to come!

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By Recruiting / Employer Engagement Team
Recruiting / Employer Engagement Team