7. Volunteer

summer breakSpend your summer break making a difference in your community! Whether you volunteer as a dog walker at your local animal shelter or participate in a park cleanup, these fulfilling acts will be both fun and rewarding. Check with your town or Google around for ways to get involved.

For more ideas on making the most of your summer break, check out our previous list of of suggestions, which includes goals like learning a new language and taking an online course so your brain works at least a little bit during the time off. (Hey, if students have to complete a summer reading list to prevent the summer slide, maybe you should too!)

Give STEMJobs A Like