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Competitive FREE Summer Activities

PolymatheoPolymatheo 8 replies6 threads New Member
edited June 2019 in Summer Programs
So I recently applied for a STEM-related internship and, while I'm sitting waiting to hear back, I'm dubious of my acceptance. I'm already doing summer school with my high school, taking a class at a local community college, enrolled in an upcoming game jam, am trying to learn 3 new piano songs, am planning to travel a lot (to three different states) sometime in August, and have submitted to 6 literary magazines/newspapers/online websites. Without that internship though, I feel like my summer activities are still not enough. What should I do, and do you think I still need to pile on something else? From the stuff I already planned for, you can probably tell that my interests are in game/software dev and writing. So if I were to take on something else, what free summer activities/programs/internships would you offer?
edited June 2019
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 2264 replies36 threads Senior Member
    "I feel like my summer activities are still not enough"

    - Not enough for what? What are trying to accomplish?

    Since this is CC, I assume you're asking about resume items for college admission. Schools aren't impressed by quantity, so piling on shouldn't be the objective. Find something that interests you and focus on making meaningful investments and significant impacts with your time.
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  • scmom12scmom12 3226 replies21 threads Senior Member
    Um, enjoy your summer. You’re going to burn out. You might can do a lot of different things, but chances are you can’t do them all well. Take some time to pause and just enjoy life.
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  • PolymatheoPolymatheo 8 replies6 threads New Member
    edited June 2019
    I think you're right. I should just focus on coding/school, piano, and writing. I always stress myself out!
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  • bopperbopper Forum Champion CWRU 14504 replies106 threads Forum Champion
    Colleges want you to do something productive over the summer...you sound productive.
    Getting a summer job is also a productive thing and I highly recommend it.

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