It’s a challenge to plan your summer right before university and sometimes you are not sure what to do.
For those that wonder and want to maximise their summer period, here are a few suggestions to consider before you embark on this life changing journey at LSE:
1. Join the Facebook group chat for all LSE Students and then for your specific program.
This is a great way to network, make new friends, and find roommates. It is also a good place to be updated on LSE news and ask any questions you may have.
2. When you receive your email, sign in immediately.
Check your LSE and personal emails frequently. There are some events that come up before the schools starts that you may be interested in.
3. Start planning on your semester by adopting a routine that works for you.
When the semester starts to get tough, you will know how to manage your time and make sure you take care of yourself. You can also determine the best times for study and to also do other things important to you.
4. It is never too early to start thinking about your future and your life after LSE.
Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, the opportunities LSE offers and other reasons that may hinder you from achieving your goal. If you are starting your undergraduate degree, you can use your summer to think of possible industries to work in and if you already have a company in mind, you can start researching their internship opportunities. For master’s students, your summer also presents you with the opportunity to find further ways to advance yourself or change careers if this is something that you are looking to do.
5. Do some preparation for your programme.
Some LSE master’s programmes distribute reading lists prior to the semester, so getting a head start on some of the reading will be helpful.
6. If there are further skills you are looking to acquire – go for it!
This could be from learning some programming skills to learning how to play the piano. This will get you to always keep your brain active.
7. Spend some time with your loved ones.
Travel if you can and experience new things. Start a self-care routine and relax yourself as it is important for your overall health. Remember to also celebrate yourself. Whether you just graduated from high school, undergraduate, masters, you got a promotion or decided to quit your job. You are making some progress which is worth celebrating.