Things a Computer Science Student (or any student who wants to do Computer Science things) Can Do This Summer

This article by Juyoung, a student from Boston attending Vanderbilt in Nashville, was written last year at the beginning of the pandemic.  She writes a blog called ‘the fresh byte’ and wanted to give students an idea of ways to spend a summer if they didn’t have an internship or had extra time during the summer.  Obviously, most of this advice is perfect for this summer as well.  I have spent a lot of time telling students that there are lots of ways to build skills and be productive over the summer.  Juyoung’s “12 Productive Things a CS Student Could Do During Summer Break” provides excellent ideas and links to get you started.  I particularly like #3 on her list – Use Your College Career Center (I suppose I am biased).  Don’t forget to check out Forage Virtual Projects as well.  Have fun learning and gaining skills this summer.

By Robin Kahan
Robin Kahan Associate Director, Engineering Career Services