After the CBSE/ UP board exams are over, summer vacation comes as the most anticipated time of the year, which every student has eagerly waited for. Thoughts of summer vacation may include images of lazy days escaping the heat, sleeping with no disturbance around, partying out with friends, and no pressure of classes or the stress of the past two semesters. However, one can use this spare time in a more productive way, making the vacation fun, relaxing and helpful for your education or career.
There are a number of short term vocational training programmes or crash courses available which does not form a part of the school curriculum, but are meant for the overall development of the student. Such short term courses help to add to your aptitude as well as enhance your skill set. These courses can help in getting good jobs.
Some of the important short term courses, are listed below:
1. Computer courses
Today, IT has taken a lead when considered in terms of employment opportunity. So, gaining a sound knowledge in this field is quite lucrative. If you join a vocational course in this field, you will be adding flair to your skill set. There are many vocational courses offered by a lot of computer training institutes all around the country.
Some of the courses students can opt for, are:
- Crash course in hardware and networking
- Programming language
- Graphic designing
- Software testing
- IT security and ethical hacking
2. Personality development classes
Personality is something which makes a person different from the crowd. This is what speaks more than the number of degrees you have. A personality development class teaches the students to think positively and keeps him motivated. What casts the first impression over others is your personality. Personality development not only makes you look good and presentable, but also helps you face the world with a smile. Hence, this summer, join the personality development classes to imbibe the element of positivity and flexibility in your attitude.
3. Coaching for competitive exams
Many coaching centers, provide coaching for national level entrance examinations, enroll students from as early as Class VIII. Students are trained for the entrance exams, which they will take after CBSE/ UP board class 12. So, taking the benefit of this free time, when there’s no school curriculum to revise, students can join these coaching centers to prepare for the competitive exams. For example, if a student wishes to appear for engineering or medical entrance exam then it is the right time for him/her to get an overall appreciation of the entire syllabus and preparation techniques.
4. Spoken English training
Speaking English toady is no more an issue of status, however it has become the supreme necessity for a good quality job and to flourish in one’s career. Spoken English again adds to your personality and confidence. Whenever, you will be going through an interview session in future, most of the times, you will have to proceed your communication in this one language. Actually, lots of accomplishments in life are greatly dependent upon the way you present yourself in front of global customers and representative. So, make use of this leisure time practicing English language. Communicate with others to gain the perfection and fluency. Also, write articles on anything and everything for practicing the language.
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5. Foreign language courses
Try to go international this summer. Make up your mind to study something which others rarely do. Join a foreign language course to make yourself a multilingual. Having a good hold on a foreign language can be quite advantageous when searching for a job. There are many foreign companies which offer handsome amounts to the candidates having additional languages added in their resume. There are many language options you can choose from. For example, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, etc. are some trending languages these days. The choice is all yours. Try to learn the basics of any of these languages. This will add an additional skill to your aptitude.
6. Go for sports and adventure
This is the right time for you to live your hobbies, be adventurous and have fun. Learn what you always wanted to. Do what interests you the most. Join swimming classes, go to badminton practice, play volleyball and what else you like to do. Learn judo and karate to get the advantage you will get in self defense for the whole of your life. You can explore the world of adventures by going out for high end activities like mountaineering, scuba diving, gliding, river rafting, etc. But, remember to play safe at the same time. Try the fun activities which you can practice safely. Always seek for the assistance of perfectionists. Just, go and live your dreams!
So, dear students, you have a lot of opportunities to do under the sky. Take out those which interest you the most. This time, try to turn your post exam vacation into a lifetime memory that you will cherish forever. So, Just GO & DO IT!
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