Weekly Web Crawl – How to make the most of your winter break.

This week: How to make the most of your winter break.

As finals are winding down for some of us, the first thing on most of our minds is the sweet release that is winter break. If you have 6 weeks off, there are a lot of things you can do with that time. This post should help you make the most of your winter break.

  • Relax!
  • Seriously, log-on to Netflix and catch up on all 7 seasons of Dexter. Lounge around your house in your pajamas eating cereal out of the box. You’ve earned it! Spring semester is right around the corner and you want to be refreshed and energized, not burnt out.

  • Catch up on your passions!
  • You know how your passion for painting, crafting, cooking, playing the piano , etc. went out the window the past few months? Get back into it! Having a hobby can be a major de-stressor. After all of the stress of finals, do something you love to calm down and keep you busy.

  • Work on your career.
  • Even if you’re just a sophomore, you can still work on your career this January. Design business cards, work on your resume (make sure you add your killer Fall internship), build a website, or develop a useful skill (learn HTML5 or practice a foreign language.)

  • Make Money!
  • Like me, you may be super broke after working for free all of Fall semester so get a part-time job or sell stuff on Etsy if you’re crafty.

  • Get a Winternship
  • If you’re really ambitious, get a winternship! Here’s some advice from Her Campus about winternships.

Jaime Hoerbelt is a senior Marketing major and Fine Arts minor at Hofstra University. She is graduating in May and plans to pursue a career in marketing and/or social media marketing. She is currently an intern at Figment. She writes her own blog at www.JaimeHoerbelt.com

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Jaime Hoerbelt is the Managing Editor of the NY Creative Interns blog. She works as a Social Media Strategist at Tenthwave Digital - a digital marketing company in Manhattan. You can follow her on Twitter @jahbelt or read her blog.

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