We’ve been finished with classes for about a week now, and looking to the remainder of the break, I find myself with so much to catch up on. I started my first recreational book since August last night—“Shooting from the Outside” by Tara VanDerveer. The nightly holiday features of ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas marathon are offering a relaxing shift from the stresses of the semester. My bedroom is beginning to look presentable, and I’ve made a small dent in my list of Christmas cards.
The great thing about our 34-day break from classes is that it’s long enough to get our feet back under us and still have time to get ahead for the spring semester. As one of the few members of our class who is still foggy about my future career goals, I will be conducting a series of informational interviews in the coming weeks. Molly Kinard, our amazing Career Management Director, has helped me create a list of contacts in my industries of interest in both the Marketing and Human Resources fields.By the time classes start back, I hope to have a more focused outlook on what I am looking for in my career and in a summer internship. I also plan on perusing the Internet for discounted textbooks and registering for our upcoming courses. I may even be an over-achiever and browse through some Wall Street Journal articles.
More than anything, I think our entire class will be using this break to catch up on time with our families and to enjoy the holiday season. And, I’m sure our class will all be back on January 9, well-rested and ready to tackle another semester of exciting challenges!