Holiday goals are not designed to overwhelm students. It’s not for too much fun either. Instead, it’s to develop a realistic, meaningful, productive and fun-filled holiday. Now that the break is almost over. If you are thinking to your selves, what I’m I going to do with the free time left? Here are five-holiday goals for career development.
Reflect on the past semester and set goals for the incoming
To set a proper goal for the incoming semester, it’s good to reflect on the past semester. It will be helpful if students can answer the questions; what did I do well? what did I not do well? and what will I do differently in the coming semester? This can be followed up with the goals for the coming semester.
Become a Volunteer and Learn New Skills
The school holidays are a good time to give back to the community. Find a nitch you care about, and start thinking of ways to support that cause. Volunteering can be a helpful initiative as you will be exposed to certain skill sets that you didn’t have prior. As the saying goes, “Take a job for what you will learn, not for what you will earn“ You could learn skills like…
- Public speaking
- Positive thinking
Achieve an athletic goal.
Take the rest of the holiday a step further and work toward a specific athletic goal. Here are some examples:
- Do 20 pull-ups in 40 seconds
- Do 40 push-ups in 1 minute
- Do 60 sit-ups in 2 minute
- Run a mile in under 10 minutes
- Join a nearby gym
Think about possible career options & Read articles about Students’ Career
It’s never too early to start thinking about your future career.
Read these articles on students and career development
- Take the initiative to do something different
- Skills that will boost your potential
- Why it’s important to build students’ portfolios earlier in the undergraduate journey
- Check-ins from holiday to semester
- Dear future alumni
- Career advising 101 – how to uncover your career passion
- Introduction to students networking-career building tools for graduate success