There are hardly ten more days left for the board exams to end. Do you have any idea about what you would be doing after the exams? Party? Sleep? Go on a vacation? Or are you still wondering as to how you could optimally make use of the long holidays? Check out the list of things you could do to enhance your academic life this holiday season.
Let's start with something frivolous for a warm up. You might have attended a lot of summer camps when you were younger. But you are never too old to attend one more as there are camps held in various fields for various age groups.
Some of the classes you could attend as an adolescent are personality development classes, fine arts, sports and adventure activities. While these activities can be viewed as timepass, the valuable lessons they teach during the experience are priceless in shaping your personality and career.
Give Entrance Exams A Shot
The board exams must have already taken a toll on you. Another series of exams could be tiresome. But remember, the more time you invest on your academics, the more you will reap its fruit sooner or later, for knowledge will never go wasted. In India, the admissions process has tightened and there is no dearth for entrance exams.
So check out the list of entrance exams to know which one would be worth writing for your career interest. Importantly, check out the list of dates for these exams and apply if the application is still open so that you need not scurry for it in the last minute after all your preparations.
Don't spend too much time worrying about the admissions. First give the entrance exams a shot and then use the balance time to target the colleges of your choice because hundreds of colleges accept the scores of a common entrance test and writing the test is of primary importance.
Breaking into adulthood is the best phase of your life and starting it responsibly is the ideal honour you could give yourself and your parents. Your parents might have got you into the best school so you could get the best education. Now, it's time for you to make use of that education to hunt for the right college for yourself.
Fix on your choice of course and then make a note of the list of colleges offering the desired courses. Some colleges do not have a state or national-level entrance exam and keep it in-house. So enquire about the admission procedure in the colleges of your choice and procure the application forms.
Attend Career Counselling Sessions
Have you still not figured out what you want to pursue for a career? Are you sceptical about the regular courses or are unsure of your interests? Then, it's high time that you determine what it is, for this decision will be a game changer in your life.
So do not undervalue and take up whatever course you are offered. It would be worth it to invest in career counselling sessions to understand your interests clearly and take up an apt course to hone your skills.
Explore New Things
If no career has excited you yet, then it means that you have not got enough exposure to various streams. Travelling to various places can help you spot various professions and alleviate the desire to clear your clouded thoughts about a career.
Even if you can't travel long distances, try going to places nearby or at the least, read about the various professions and courses available in the world today. Learning new things will get you closer to discovering your interests.
Work Part-time Or Intern
If you want to be an entrepreneur, before signing up for a BBA program, go to a start-up company and offer to work for them. Some organisations will pay you while some do not. Depending on your need and the reputation of the company, apply for an apprenticeship with them and learn the industry insights. Now, you sure will know if the industry was as attractive as you dreamt it would be or is a dull-witted job contrarily.
Take Up Certificate Courses
A certificate course will give you a taste of the subject you like and enhance your knowledge about it to help you fix on your career interests. Taking up a certificate course these days is the easiest. You have a plethora of free and paid courses online.
If you have the time and money to attend a regular class, check for the nearest centres that offer the course of your choice and plan in advance the course duration to make the best use of your holidays.