So this post is going to be talking about work and working over the summer. For a lot of student athletes, their schedule to so hectic it is really difficult to find a job and therefore they don’t work during the academic year. When summer rolls around its time for student athletes to find a job as soon as possible and start works as much as possible so that they don’t have to worry financially during the year. However, this can be, socially, difficult for many individuals as their summer is now spent mostly working rather than being with their friends.
When it comes to trying to find a job for the summer, location is a huge factor. In one of my previous post I wrote about how I had moved back home trying to find a job and ended up being unsuccessful and having to move back to my university town to work.
There’s a lot of factors that influence getting hired in a hometown when students only spend four months there. The biggest thing is that if a student already has a job they know they can go back home to, they have that opportunity to go home. It will take some trial and error. Look at me for example, I went home couldn’t find a job and ended up moving back to my university town. That is all okay. There is no wrong way of doing things, there are different paths that people can take to reach their goals.
Secondly, when finding a job for the summer a lot of students try to find a job that is in their field of study. A lot of my nursing friends are working as healthcare aides, and employed student nurses to continue their learning throughout the summer. On the other hand, beggars can’t be choosers. I went back to my hometown in hopes of working as a healthcare aide and that didn’t end up happening and I need to change the direction I wanted to go for this summer. Now, I am working in my university town at a restaurant and there are a lot of pros to having that job as well.
Just because you aren’t working in your field of study over the summer and your peers are, doesn’t mean that when September arrives, you’ll be behind. You’ll start in the same place again and end learning the same things. That is what a curriculum is for.
Finding a job over the summer and working constantly to save up can be really hard for some people. As student athletes, if we can juggle our academics, athletics, and social lives, we can handle working hard over the summer break.
If you have anymore comments, questions, or tips on working over the summer and creating a balance being work life and social life, let me know! I would love to hear about what you guys think.