At our end of the year engineering panel, one of our panelists challenged us to draw today's plan by looking ahead. This means we have to ask ourselves questions about our career aspirations, then work backwards. What is your dream job? What are the requirements for that job? Do some research. Requirements could range from having a degree in a type of engineering, to knowing a particular programming language. Now given the current situation, how can you prepare for that job? That may include earning a certificate, taking some online classes, or even connecting with people that currently have that job. This will take hard work and research, but what other time to get this done than during the summer.
To get you started on your summer plan drawing board, here are a couple of ideas:
Summer classes: At UNT, registration for summer classes are open. Summer classes are a good way to get ahead in your degree plan. This may decrease your course work for the following semester and reduce the amount of time/money you spend in college. Although summer classes are fast paced, you can take as little as 2 credit hours per summer session. This will give you the time to study and fully understand the course material. Since summer classes are online, you can attend classes from the comfort of your room!
Summer classes: https://registrar.unt.edu/registration/summer-registration-guide
LinkedIn Learning for UNT students: https://itss.untsystem.edu/divisions/mrs/linkedin-learning
Volunteer at UPchieve: https://upchieve.org/volunteer