Seize Your Summer: Working, Volunteering, Networking, and More

By King's University College Modified on May 08, 2024
Tags : Campus Life | Community | High School | Money

Prepping for success as a student while you're on summer break!

Seize Your Summer

The end of high school signals the start of a thrilling journey to King's University College at Western. But before diving into academics, consider the power of a summer job. It's more than earning cash; it's a catalyst for growth and readiness. Here's why:

1. Financial freedom

Ease the burden of university expenses by earning money during the summer. At King's University College we encourage our students to challenge themselves both inside and outside of the classroom.

Working throughout the summer is rewarding and teaches future King's students to discover their strengths, interests, and talents while gaining valuable life experience.

2. Networking

Prior to beginning your studies at King's University College, it is prudent to develop your social networking skills as this will play an integral role in your future.

Building connections allows you to grow as a student inside and outside of the classroom and it can lead to long-term sustained success in your desired career path.

3. Resumé boost

Showcase your initiative and work ethic, making you stand out when applying for internships or jobs. Every day on the job is a lesson in communication, time management, and problem-solving.

If you're able to do so, volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, your resumé and your network. You may even be able to volunteer online; see this article for more advice and information.

Working in Canada as an international student

Remember that if you're an international student, you are subject to a few extra restrictions. You can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the semester, and unlimited hours during breaks, including summer break. Learn more about working in Canada via this article.

So, before arriving at King's University College campus this fall, We encourage you to embrace a summer job — it's the key to unlocking a world of possibilities and paving the way for a successful university journey!

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