Now that I think of it, the last time I’ve had a real summer was about 3 years ago. Ever since I’ve graduated high school, I’ve been taking summer school, interning, or both. It might sound dreadful and a waste of my youth, but I love being busy and bettering myself professionally and academically, so I’m not complaining. Also, I think it’s very common for DePaul students to keep busy since there are so many opportunities in the city.
My first few summers I spent time at my community college back home taking classes. I recommend doing this earlier in your college career because your last 60 credits must be at DePaul, and summer classes at a community college are a great way to get classes out of the way. Just make sure the classes you are taking at the community college transfer to DePaul: this is a great thing to talk about with your DePaul advisor or any advisor at a community college.
This summer, I’m taking classes at DePaul, which I’ve never done before but I’m sure it will help in the long run as I’m close to graduating. Summer school is always more fast-paced but, in my opinion, it gives me a better chance to retain everything.
In addition to classes, I will be interning at the same place I interned last year at as an accounting intern. I remember I was applying to almost every accounting position on Handshake last spring quarter because I wanted some more accounting experience. I ended applying to a nonprofit I had never heard of and got the internship, loved it and they asked me to come back this Summer and I’m more than excited. Enjoy your summer…I know I will!