Chantelle Boateng, Staff Writer
Summer has been throwing hints here and there,= that it is right around the corner. The moment students have been looking forward to all semester will become a reality soon enough. Although the nice weather here in Utica has yet to stay consistent, fun times are ahead.
Summer vacation is filled with exciting times that allows many students to put the stress of worrying about school aside for a couple of months. It is also a time to go to the beach with friends and family to have a great time, play beach volleyball and catch some sun.
Although there are many adventures that one can embark on during the Summer, it is not all about life under the sun. However, there are students who work throughout the summer or get internships for their desired work field. Getting a job in the summer allows students to gain a greater understanding of what they want in the future.
“Well I am probably doing a mini-internship like a thing at St. Luke’s, training for EMT. It’s only for a couple of days,” junior Sully Walsh said. “If I can, I will try to get a full internship this summer. I am also getting a new part-time job. I will also be working out a lot and hanging out with friends, as well as going through the enlisting process for the army.”
As the saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and all play and no work make Jack a lazy boy.” There are students who balance having fun with work throughout the summer. After all, in order to have fun and enjoy summer vacation, one has to have money to spend.
“I will be working at the Children’s Aid Society from July to August,” sophomore Amber Pena said. “I will be babysitting my brother and nephews, as well as going to Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.”
While others are working or getting internships, there are those who will be traveling to different states. Traveling out of states could be that one is going to a vacation home, or traveling to experience a change of scenery. It is also a break period that allows many college students to figure out what it is they want to do in the future.
“I plan on going to a one-week medical program at SUNY Upstate Medical University,” sophomore Mileage Griffin said. “And I will also be going on a six-week medical program at the Western University of Health Sciences in California in order to get a better understanding of the medical field.”