Holiday Plans


Exams are nearly done and Summer is just around the corner! Exciting times ahead with no classes until late February!

However, you have four months off.. so what do you do?

Certain types of students at The University of Melbourne have extensive plans, which I’ll describe below.


– You will do at least 1 (Preferably 2) Summer subjects

– Do 10 hours a week of volunteering, maybe 3-4 stints over the summer. This experience is paramount to your success in differentiating yourself.

– Try to learn and practice every subject for Semester 1 next year. If possible try to do the same for Semester 2 as well. By the time you’ve finished completing practice exams you should be able to write your own questions up, and solving them with ease. Maybe also look into writing a nice book detailing the concepts of the subject.

– Spend every moment of free time looking for jobs, internships, or any form of relevant employment. See what they want from successful candidates their job descriptions and try to emulate it.

– Try to network for 5-10 hours a week, use LinkedIn, Add randoms that work at organisations you like on Facebook.

– Try to find at least 2-3 new organisations in your field that you want to work in. Learn their application process, practice any tests required and also routinely practice any potential interview questions that may come up.
Here is a suggested timetable that you should follow for your summer, when you’re not doing your 1-2 Summer subjects.

Note: Career Kids and FOBs may be able to relate.

Follow this above timetable religiously, and you will be more likely to attain success in the future.

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12 thoughts on “Holiday Plans

  1. Cas says:

    Hahahah – I know sum people that do that!!!

  2. Deval says:

    the timetable looks about right. I will need to make mine soon

  3. Kay says:

    I think some VCE kids do similar things to what you’ve described there

  4. lessthenme says:

    Mine is better – more study!!!

  5. LLS says:

    I wuz planning to go to Hawaii, now I aint thugh because of this post.

  6. Tommo says:

    I like that timetable, I am using it.

  7. YX says:

    OMG thanks for the timetable!!!!
    What would you be doing then??? We want to know you life too

  8. Chantelle says:

    My exams are over boo yeah! I can start studdying for 2013!!!!!

  9. Jake says:

    very accurate depiction of a FOB summer

  10. Athone says:

    Hahahaha funny as

  11. Hully says:

    Good shit mate

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