5 Great Summertime Ideas for College Seniors


As you near the end of your college career, the question starts to come up “what next?” Well before you get on with the rest of your life, you should take some time to celebrate and have some fun. Once you get started with your career, you’ll find that you have a lot less time to go out and do fun things. We recommend making this summer the best yet by following some of the suggestions below.

Take a Trip

One of the best ways to spend your summer is to travel. There are so many places to see in the world, and now is the best time to go. Visit a foreign country, go sight-seeing in a new city, or head to the beach. It doesn’t matter where you go, just make it some place fun and memorable. Invite your friends along to make the trip even better.

Throw a Party

Don’t want to go away for the summer? No problem. You can still have plenty of fun in your home town with your friends by throwing a party. Get everyone together, find a good place, get some good music together, plan out a menu, and then let the good times commence. This is also a perfect time to try out some new drinks, and to have one last crazy time with your friends.

Visit a Casino

You have the rest of your life to be responsible with money. Take the summer to be a little reckless and head to a casino. There are plenty of games there that you can try your luck on. Or you can learn to play poker and go to a live WSOP event to test out your skills. Before you go have a set amount of money that you are willing to risk, and just be sure you don’t go over that amount while you are there, no matter how tempting it may be to continue playing. Who knows, you could end up coming home with a hefty sum of money.

Learn Something New

Once your full time job starts, you’ll have a lot less time to do things than you might think. That is why the summertime is a perfect opportunity to learn something new. It could be to play an instrument, a new language, or learning to surf. As long as you are interested in it, you should make an attempt to learn it. See how much you can learn by the end of the summer, and then all you have to do is keep up with it once your job begins.

Prepare For Your Career

This last suggestion isn’t as fun as the others, but it may be the most beneficial. While you are out traveling and partying, take some time to also think about what you are going to do once the summer is over. Jobs in your field may be scarce, so you don’t want to wait until all of the good ones are gone. Look for internships that may interest you, or work on your resume over the summer. You don’t have to get a job right at the start of summer, but throughout these months you should at least take some small steps towards beginning your career.

Hopefully these few tips will give you some ideas as to what to do this summer. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you make the most of your summer, as this one should be your best. You have the rest of your life to focus on your career, let this summer be about having fun!