5 things to do instead of summer internship

5 things to do instead of summer internship

Waking up early even on weekends, running around the city in scorching heat, complaining about the stink of sweat and dehydration, who wants to update their CV old-fashioned way? Well, we’re not here to learn that because every orthodox student is currently tackling the stereotypical way of adding stars to his CV by running in the rat race of being hired by the biggest of the names! But we have some out-of-the-box therapies/experiences for you that might come out to be much more beneficial than any superficial internship.

Not for even a second can you assume that they do not require hard work, but where there is a will, we create numerous ways. Here’s to the road not taken:

  1. Indulge your inner artist- Whether you’re a writer, a photographer, a musician, a painter or a singer, no talent is more or less. You can practise at home or join any professional institute. You might believe that ink and paper experience may have more credibility but wait till people see your skills live!
  2. Read- It’s needless to say that reading is a dying art. So if you cannot save the tigers, save the world where dreams come true from absolute extinction. European, American, Asian, English… A whole new world of stories, true or dreamy, await you with writers from all over the globe. And the plus points are beyond the word limit of any page.
  3. Explore the world- Go to places you’ve been, talk to people you’ve never seen and do what you’ve always wanted to. Vacations are a great time to explore the world and in the process, introspect. Who knows, you might gain experiences much more precious than the ones you can get on deskjobs.
  4. Go tech-savy- If you really want to work but avoid all the fuss, go through tons of virtual summer job offers available in your field of interest. You’ll love doing it and from the comfort of your place or the nearest CCD.

Happy Holidays fellow students! I hope you have a memorable one. Try and enjoy the summer.

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  • Stephy Paul
    June 25, 2015 5:22 pm

    As our education system devolops theoretical knowledge only, it is important to work or do internship to get familiar with your profession. But as you said it should not be a how_to_hate_life_process. I suggest that all that you said should be done in periods other than summer holidays too.. It helps you to grow 🙂

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  • Good.. I never actually knew about these things

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  • Vinny Satija
    June 25, 2015 8:28 pm

    one must read this article to get motivation to pursue our own interests….but i i also think that doing internship is equally important cos one gets familiarized with the professional world…

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  • Very interesting and yes..the things beyond internship that we can do..is as much effective! Good article

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  • I love the suggestions..well written.

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  • Vinita Jhawar
    June 25, 2015 11:12 pm

    This isa a must Read..
    It gives u a direction..
    Nice one

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  • well done divya! i love your articles….you extract things from day to day life and write them beautifully.keep going.all the best!

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  • Prateek Gupta
    June 26, 2015 10:17 am

    Good points

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  • Very nice I would have done the 1st one

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  • Nuruddin Bahar
    June 26, 2015 12:17 pm

    Many people miss to see these aspects while try for a CV race, it is equally essential to indulge in you inner fervors…

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  • These are something through which we can only spend our vaccations not our life.
    Life has its Different meaning apart from anything.
    One can never makes one’s life by sitting at one place. You need to be connected with the world.

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  • Saumya Malhotra
    June 26, 2015 4:42 pm

    Gaining any form of information can help US in ways we cannot even imagine. I feel that every small initiative we take in our free time will never go to waste! Great efforts!!

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  • Manpreet Singh
    June 26, 2015 4:51 pm

    Gud one:):)..but i think internships are more benifitial…than..wat u suggested

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  • Shubhral Tiwari
    June 26, 2015 7:40 pm

    Let’s take the road not taken

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  • Akul Dev Saha
    June 26, 2015 8:37 pm

    Fantastic Divya. This is something which I tell to my friends too. I will share your article with them. I hope they understand your point.

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  • Nice article…but I think what you have really talked of in the article are the hobbies or leisure activities which can be taken up during free time or any other vacation and not just the “summer internship” ones…and not to forget you have listed only four things and not five as the topic of your article says.

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    • You’re absolutely right. And I beg your pardon for my lack of attention while copying it from Word and posting it here. I’m so very sorry for this glitch. Though I sincerely hope you enjoyed reading this.

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  • Vasundhra Maheshwari
    June 27, 2015 12:26 pm

    It’s one of the best articles that I have read so far!

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  • Prachi Srivastava
    June 27, 2015 12:42 pm

    i loved the article and the suggestions

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  • I’m overwhelmed by your response guys. :’) Thank you so very much for reading and liking my article.

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  • Anirudh Krishnadas
    June 28, 2015 11:27 am

    Very Good Work … Nice Points 😀

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  • Shikha Tandon
    June 28, 2015 12:49 pm

    Really a good article Divya !
    🙂

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  • Padmaa Murugesan
    June 29, 2015 2:48 pm

    A good article..!

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  • Saumya Vashsihtha
    June 29, 2015 9:36 pm

    Reading is one amazing hobby that should be takem up. Not just in the vacations though.

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  • Aishwarya Kakkar
    June 29, 2015 10:20 pm

    haha its always rejuvenating indeed!

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  • Aishwarya Kakkar
    June 29, 2015 10:21 pm

    its always rejuvenating indeed!

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  • nice

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  • Ojasvi Goswami
    June 30, 2015 8:18 pm

    You rightly explained how people can utilize their holidays in finding their instincts apart from running behind the internship.

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  • Dipesh Pote Shrestha
    June 30, 2015 8:31 pm

    Nice article…some of these activities can be done while doing a summer intern as well.

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  • Jannat Sandhu
    July 1, 2015 9:04 pm

    I like your perspective 🙂

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  • Shivangi Kaushik
    July 4, 2015 2:56 pm

    True…we end up running after internships rather than doing something of our own choice…I would also add planting trees to that list!!

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  • Tejasvi Kashyap
    July 7, 2015 7:17 pm

    indeed a good read. I almost forgot that I was actually having vacations instead of days filled with deadlines from internships.

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  • Tarandeep Kaur
    July 9, 2015 2:07 am

    Good way to utilize summer vacations.

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  • Aradhana Badhwar
    July 16, 2015 1:45 pm

    Good work!

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  • Shaily Hooda
    August 1, 2015 4:50 pm

    Haha, that’s pretty relevant!

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  • Well written!

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