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  1. NavyHopeful20

    NavyHopeful20 Member

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    Hi All! I was just wondering about some things I could get involved with this summer that would be both rewarding and help make me a stronger candidate? Aside from the obvious NASS, AIM, SLE, etc...
    Thanks!
     
  2. Juvat

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    Boys State/Girls State would be a very good thing for starters!
     
  3. NavyHopeful20

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    I've been assured a spot, but the local American Legion liaison has been out of town. I will be meeting with him at the beginning of march! For clarity's sake, I also plan on getting a job as a lifeguard, and joining a summer swim team. I'm mostly searching for other things like Boy's State that I haven't been made aware of.
     
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    have you applied to the summer seminar?

    NVM just saw your post. Always good to get a job though, I interned at my local hospital for clinical engineering. I didn't even apply we kind of just asked and they said ok. If you see a place you would like to work, like a college campus academic department, send an email or call. It looks good for your resume.
     
  5. NavyHopeful20

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    I was hoping for a congressman's office. I'm paging for my state senator in a couple of weeks, so hopefully that will pan out. I've heard that looks very good.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    It's not so much WHAT you do as the fact you do something productive with your time. First, it's fine to take vacation -- don't feel you have to be occupied every single minute. You need to decompress, spend time with your friends and family, etc. Second, find something that you enjoy (vs. what "looks good"). You can work (for money) which develops all sorts of skills. You can volunteer at an organization about which you are passionate. You can participate in camps -- sports and otherwise -- or be a camp counselor. You can learn a language or skill (i.e., become a PADI certified scuba diver). You can play in a summer sports league or complete your Eagle Scout/Gold Award project. There is a world of possibilities out there -- if you find something you enjoy, your summer will be that much more pleasurable.

    What doesn't go over well is: "I worked on my college applications all summer." No one will believe you spent 40 hours a week for 8+ weeks working on applications and instead will assume you basically bummed around all summer doing nothing.
     
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  7. Blondie1

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    Summer job--even if it is volunteer work.
     

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