So, my second year of University is finally over. Ridiculous amounts of coursework has been handed in, three strenuous exams have been taken and my dissertation proposal has been sent to my tutor for verification. Now, four months of summer lie ahead of me. But instead of relaxing in the sun all day, every day with my friends, I have to attempt to make something of it.

First on my list of priorities is trying to find a job. However, this is easier said than done. I’ve looked both in Liverpool (where I go to University) and Newcastle (my home town), and yet have found no-one willing to give me a job. So, unless my fortune changes dramatically in the next couple of weeks, I’m going to have to spend my summer at home, with only my brother and cats for company.

Secondly, I have to attempt to make my CV look good for potential graduate scheme employers for next year. Because I wish to pursue a career in Journalism once I graduate, I have to get relative experience – again not easy to come by. Thankfully, the people here at socialstudent have been kind enough to give me chance writing for them, so hopefully I can persuade a potential employer next year that it’s worth taking a chance on me.

I guess my situation is similar to that of many students, and all I can say is that I hope everybody has a summer to enjoy, and I wish them the best of luck in anything they do.