How to get stuff done while having fun in the sun

Filed in Finding a Job, From the Staff, Life at WPI by on April 24, 2018

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Today marks one week until the last day of classes and the end of the 2017-2018 school year. I’ve learned a lot about professional development, advising, and most importantly blogging, and hope everyone has something fun, functional, or both lined up for the summer. To wrap things up, here’s some advice on how to keep your job search active over the summer.


Summer is great as a chance to relax from a busy school year, but I also like to try and get ahead on some work before the fall. Invariably though, I never get around to accomplishing everything I set out to at the start of the summer. To combat this, I’m going to set aside one hour each week to dedicate to something career related. Only one hour a week is an easily manageable commitment, and you can get a lot done in the time. From updating your resume, expanding your network on LinkedIn, practicing writing cover letters, researching companies or open roles for the fall, there are plenty of ways to make your job search a habit while school isn’t in session. I encourage everyone to try and see what they can do with an hour!


Finally, I’d like to thank our dedicated readers (you know we couldn’t do it without you), and will look forward to another exciting year in 2018-2019. Before you forget, be sure to update your contacts with the PA’s new email,, who you can go to with any and all of your favorite career questions.

About the Author ()

I'm a sophomore double majoring in Robotics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Plymouth, MA. As a Peer Advisor for the Career Development Center, I'm excited to use my experiences to help others throughout the major selection/career search processes. On campus I'm also involved in Engineers Without Borders, Crimson Key, and Running Club. Outside of school, I enjoy playing guitar, hiking, and following baseball.

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  1. Jess says:

    Thanks Van you’re the man with a plan and I know you can withstand any sand &

  2. Van Harting says:

    Thanks Jess, could you be a little less?

  3. Jess says:

    I know I’m a mess I just wanna impress and reduce my stress and I acquiesce that I could be a bit less but I digress

  4. Lauren Farris says: