School is out, and it’s summer vacation! Now what? Colleges will look closely at your academic years, but they’re also very interested in how you spend your summers.

So, how can you use this time most effectively?

Finding the right summer activities can really give you an edge as you build your admissions profile. Summer is a crucial time to discover your interests, activate your passions, and take your endeavors to the next level.

In our Stand-Out Summer Ideas for Teens document below, we’ve gathered 8 steps that will help you find summer activities that are both fun and will make your resume pop. We’ve also created a great list of Stand-Out Summer Activities for Students you may not have considered, to help you step outside the box!

Suggested Steps for Success

  • Read our Stand-Out Summer Ideas for Teens document below and take notes
  • Brainstorm a list of summer ideas
  • Narrow the list down by conducting research and talking to trusted mentors
  • Apply for your top 5-10 choices!

Not sure what summer program would be the best fit for you? Hoping to land an internship, but don’t know where to begin? Excited about launching an independent project or business venture, but need some guidance and support?

We know a thing or two about how to get the most out of your summer.

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