Summer always seems to go by so fast. I don’t know how this happens every single year, but it feels like the time just flies by. One minute, it's June and the campus feels eerily quiet, and the next it's the end of August and our once lonely campus is again bustling with both returning and new students.
For rising seniors in high school, summer is an interesting time. There are a lot of ways that students can spend this break from school. From work, travel, research, classes, and everything in between, it seems like the possibilities are endless. In my opinion, one of these options is in no way better than rest. We want students to spend their summer in a way that is meaningful to them! That said, I think summer is also a great time to do some deep thinking and exploring regarding the college admissions process. Without the stress of AP exams, problems sets, and essays, your mind is hopefully a little more clear. With about a month of summer remaining, here are some ideas to help any rising seniors!
Back in Bendetson Hall, summer is the main time for us to relax and re-group for the year ahead. Highlights include three (yes, three!) admissions officers who vacationed to Japan, one who is training for an ironman triathlon (look it up, its insane) and many others who are taking time to visit loved ones.
What are my plans for the summer? I have already gone back to the California twice to see my family (one trip did include a trip to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios) and am in the midst of planning a long weekend in New York. I am also trying to catch as many Boston Red Sox games as possible, exploring some of the great markets in Boston (like SOWA!) and spending a lot of time in the sun with friends. Also, let’s not forget playing in the office softball league where I get to play a friendly (or sometimes, rather competitive) game of softball against my old professors.