Your Summer Experience

The season of going to the beach, taking long, relaxing vacations, and enjoying the weather outside always seems to fly by in a hurry.
Now that the summer will only last for a few more weeks, the time for reviewing your experiences is getting close.
What did you do this summer?

Did you work in a paid position? Did you volunteer? Take classes? Travel?
What did your experience mean to you? How might you translate it on your resume and in potential interviews?
For those of you who may have had the opportunity to pursue your summer experience full-time, you now have time to reflect whether it is something you wish to continue as a career after graduation. Was the organization a good fit for you? Did you enjoy the day-to-day experiences of it? Or would you prefer to explore other options and see what else is out there?
You can take these last weeks to gather your thoughts and decide upon which direction might be better suited for you as you gear up for another school year. Certainly, feel free to call us or come in to speak with one of our counselors to determine your next move.
An important element for us at Career Services regarding your summer is our survey reports, which we gather from your responses on the summer survey. We ask all undergraduate and engineering masters students to complete the survey. Your responses help us to determine current and future trends regarding summer employment issues, housing selections, and salary.
Please complete the survey here:

To see what students in the past did during their summers, be sure to check out our career surveys here.
Be sure to check on our website when you arrive back on-campus for a list of all our fall programs and career events. And of course, enjoy these last few weeks of stress-free summer bliss!

Author: Robert Gannone

Robert Gannone is the Administrative Assistant for the Career Services staff working with the School of Engineering and Wharton undergraduates.