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As a Future business major, what can I do in the summer to beef up my resume?
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I will be joining the business club in the fall, but until then I was looking for opportunities to improve my resume over the summer.

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a year ago

There are some practical things you want to do.

1.) If you don't have a LinkedIn account, create one and populate it with interesting contacts. Be brave, reach out to people. Follow interesting people. This shows business schools you are social and a good networker.

2.) If you haven't taken a free eDx.org class, check it out. The leading elite colleges all have free college courses, some that are for credit. You can take classes germane to business such as Statistics, or Probability or Game Theory, or Quantitative math (derivatives primer). This shows business schools you are intellectually curious.

3.) Get involved in some kind of fundraising for social justice. Either create your own campaign or join one and help the movement which is at the top of everyone's mind right now.

4.) COVID-19 is not going away so if you can figure out a small business idea to make or distribute PPE to people or communities that do not have it or the means to buy it, that is impactful and shows your entrepreneurial side.

5.) If you like public speaking or writing, create your own VLOG or BLOG and put interesting content on it for your audience.

Whatever you do, just don't sit on the couch and let the days go by. There are only 2 1/2 months left of summer.

6.) Start researching merit scholarships with local or community organizations that are business-related, like Key Club, Rotary Club, etc..

Good luck with your college admissions journey.

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