We've asked a number of rising high school seniors what they are doing this summer to prepare themselves for college. Take a look and if you are a soon to be senior as well, how does your summer stack up? Want to let us know what you've been up to this summer to get ready for your college years? Be sure to let us know in the Comments section!
“After working as an intern last year at a hospital, I now have a job for the summer working in an emergency room. There I do EKG’s, prepare rooms, take blood pressure, deliver medicine, and work the front desk to buzz the ambulance and take calls.”
“I am currently working as a counselor at Camp Dudley in upstate N.Y. as well as taking practice ACTs and doing study prep with a tutor.”
“I have an internship in Washington D.C on Capitol Hill for a congresswoman and I'm taking a class on war and terrorism in popular culture at Georgetown. Additionally, I am playing tennis and writing my college essay.”
“I am working at Hopkins school for a summer school for middle school students. I am also taking SAT subject tests throughout the summer.”
“I am writing my college essay as well as attending numerous camps to try and get recruited for hockey in college.”
“I live in Hong Kong and I have a small internship in which I follow around a doctor as he shows me the ropes of his profession because I have high interest in his occupation.”
“I am working as a caddy at my local golf club, and meeting with a tutor to prepare myself for the SAT.”
“I work at a deli most days and in the afternoon I play baseball. I am on a Connecticut travel team the whole summer.”
“I work as a tennis pro at my local club. For 2 weeks, I will also be attending an SAT camp. Additionally, I am working on my college essay and requesting teachers to write recommendation letters.”
"I work at my local club as a landscape worker. Also, I am preparing for the SAT and working for an internship later on in the summer for an upcoming business."
You've just wrapped up your Junior year in high school, and while the summer months are perfect for relaxing, traveling, and hanging with friends, it's a wise decision to put some of your time towards getting ready for college.
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