How do you feel after your last exam paper? You probably feel like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders, and the world is filled with endless possibilities. So, what do you do, how do you spend those magical days?
Your distance education course or full-time course might be over or you may be prepping up for the next semester, but there’s always something more that you can learn. Here are a few ideas to help you spend your time productively:
You might have a fair idea of what you want to do once your results are out, so work to enhance your skill for the job you have in mind. For example, if you want to get into Human Resources you might want to improve your listening skills, communication skills and so on. These will help you perform better in your interview!
There are plenty of short online courses that will certify you on certain skills. You can take up a course on editing if you’re a writer or public speaking if you have a flair for it. These courses will equip you for your job at hand as well as general skills that will add to your profile.
Well, as important as it is to have fun, it’s equally important to use that time to develop yourself. YouTube videos are a great, stress-free way to do that. Educational videos found on
Speaking a new language is a great way to impress your friends and family and it also looks great on your resume. The best part of having a smartphone is that you can download apps such as Duolingo, HelloTalk, Mindsnacks, busuu, Babbel. They teach you how to read, write and pronounce words in the language of your choice.
If you are done with learning, then use this time to set goals for yourself. If you don’t have a 5-year plan yet, this is a good time to think about what you need to do. Set a process as well as performance goals to make your plans come to life. A process goal could be as simple as spending 15 minutes a day reading so that you achieve your performance goal of reading 3 novels a month.
Internships are among the best ways to learn and also get an idea of a real job. You could also apply for a summer job and gain some experience, if you are not working somewhere already.
There are plenty of ways to use the break before results, use it wisely so that you have a competitive edge over your peers. Let us know what you did during your break and how it has helped you.