The academic year has concluded on most campuses. Students are now settling into break.
As a junior, I have the pressures to find an internship, gain experience, and start to get my name out there. This academic break, I have decided to take the challenge on. I currently have a job, two internships, and will complete three classes before the beginning of the next academic year. This is no “break.” I will not be taking a week-long vacation or daily trips to the pool; I will be in offices, classrooms, and libraries.
While some may look forward to a few months away from the demands and pressures of school, an increasing number of students are taking classes and internships. These opportunities help students to get ahead in school or earn some extra cash for the upcoming year. The typical college break is no more. Either to graduate in time or add a resume booster, the end of the semester does not mean the strenuous side of college life stops.
An undergraduate degree is necessary in today’s workforce, and having a productive academic break is key as well. So while your college unions may be more peaceful during the next few months, remember the students who are under the relentless pressure to keep on working. Those tucked away in the corners studying still need the services you provide.
What are your unions like during academic breaks?
is the Publications Intern at ACUI.
Morgan Smith is an undergraduate at Indiana University–Bloomington, studying journalism and anthropology. Her interests include cycling, traveling, and eating ethnic food. As publications intern at the ACUI Central Office, she hopes to gain experience in the magazine field before entering the real world.