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by Eileen Shannon Contact
Topic: Other
Views: 80
When the second semester ends, many students find themselves with nothing to do. It’s during this time of year when we need to plan out the coming Summer months, so that way we’re not left sitting at home for 4 months!Here’s some suggestions from your mentors that will hopefully spark your interests and get those plans in action!“So for a student diving head first into Summer there are many options: You can always get a part time job, either at home, wherever that may be, or here in Galway. Sites like https://ie.indeed.com/ are great for helping find any opportunities. Working in Summer camps is always fun, which you can either do at home or abroad, especially if you have another language. Most camps pay a decent wage as well as supplying your food and accommodation for the summer, so you'd be sorted!” – Kate Wylie“Work doesn't always have to be paid work.  I advise first year students to look at... read more
by Eileen Shannon Contact
Topic: College life
Views: 102
As we pass the halfway mark in the semester, along comes the impending doom of approaching exams and assignment deadlines. However, as they draw closer, there is also the promise of summer holidays. Last summer, many of you sat your Leaving Certs or equivalent exams, not fully tasting freedom till the end of June. This year, many of you will finish in the month of May …. So what can you possibly do with 3 or 4 full months of freedom? There are a lot of things to do over the summer but first things first, you should make sure to enjoy this free time, you have had a very intense year and you deserve to have some fun. However, it is a good idea to plan ahead so you can make the best of the long summer, so the mentors have gotten on board and shared some of their previous summer experiences …. 1. Summer job Getting a summer job is a pretty productive way to spend your summer. Be it working in your local shop or something more career oriented, any experience is good experience. If... read more