Skill-Enriching Activities To Do This Summer
“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” - Anonymous
When I was young, instead of going to beaches, Disneyland, or letting me simply rest during summer vacations, my mother would enroll me in summer workshops instead-it was mandatory, but at least she made me choose the workshops that I wanted to participate in. Let’s see: I enrolled in a swimming class, piano class, voice class, theatre workshop, badminton class, plus a bunch of small workshops that I could not remember any longer. I was young that time to think any better and so I thought that my mother was just torturing me by giving me additional workload. Later on, I realized why my mother did that and it is because she wanted to stimulate my creative faculties-the school was for stock knowledge and the workshops were for my passions and other equally useful skills. Thanks, Mom!
I won’t take away your wanderlust, sea-sand-sun dreams for summer-after all, this summer is yours to spend and what the heck, school has just finished, but maybe you can consider trying out something new, something that will cultivate your other passions and life skills? Cool. Therefore, I propose the following skill- enriching activities that you can try this summer. Click READ MORE for my suggestions!
Challenge Your Body By Joining Workout Programs
Reasons To Do: Improve overall health and discipline; learn how to push yourself to the limit
The gym is the place where I learn everyday that my body can be so much more. If you want to improve your body, get healthier, and discover that yes, you can do push- ups, enroll in a gym or a workout program. If you’re into tough stuff, try Hypertrophy/Strength Training. If you are into big groups and socialization, go for dance programs or HIIT classes. If you’re looking at developing a skill, look into specialized programs such as Kettlebell Training, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or Boxing.
Improve Your Communication Skills By Enrolling In A Theatre Workshop
Reasons To Do: Improve confidence, communication skills, and social skills; Improve on public speaking, diction, pronunciation, voice projection, and intonation
In the summer of 1997, I enrolled in a theatre workshop and that started my long, love affair with theatre. (I finished BA-Theatre Arts in UP Diliman, btw).
Theatre actors are some of the most passionate, charismatic, and confident people I know and you can learn a thing or two from them by enrolling in Theatre workshops. They will also teach you how to project your voice, vary emotions when speaking, and anything related to communicating. It’s going to be pretty useful to you if you’re in a field that requires you to teach, speak, or sell!
Become A Kitchen Goddess by Enrolling In A Cooking Class
Reasons To Do: Practice thoroughness; be able to save up on food in the long run
Oh, this is one of the things that I’m planning to do very soon! Aside from being a makeup lover, I’m a lover of food as well!
Learning how to cook food (and may I add, real, good food) is not only a valuable skill, but an economical skill as well. Because if you know how to cook good food more so restaurant- style food, imagine the money you’ll be able to save from spending on fancy restaurants, gas, parking space, unnecessary shopping, to tips! Eating healthy won’t be a burden for you, too because you can make healthy and nutritious meals easily.
Prepare For Real Life By Applying For An Internship At INKOMPASS
Reasons To Do: Discover Your Passions; Mold yourself to be a competent professional
This goes out to all my collegiate readers out there. College is meant to prepare you for “real life”, but have you ever asked yourself: How can I prepare better for “real life?”
There is INKOMPASS for that.
INKOMPASS is a summer internship program by Philip Morris International. It was launched initially in Indonesia and is now on its successful second year. This one-of-a-kind internship program aims to mold students to become competent professionals for the future.
At INKOMPASS, you will get a glimpse of the corporate world, discover your passions, your fit, meet fellow INKOMPASS interns, widen your social circle, have the opportunity to travel, and work with and be mentored by some of the best professionals of Philip Morris International. Whether you’re a freshman who’s bold, daring and ready to take on bigger challenges, a sophomore who’s not sure which career to choose yet, but is interested in a corporate immersion, or a Junior/Senior who’s currently preparing for an internship, INKOMPASS will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare you for life after school! Moreover, INKOMPASS is a paid internship---P26,000.00 and a personalized program that will help interns acquire new skills.
INKOMPASS will launch in the Philippines this year. Oh, how I wish this opportunity was available to me when I was still a student-I would have applied for it!
Go ahead and take advantage of this opportunity-be ahead in your game and apply for the internship. If you want to know more about the internship program and to find out the final details of the launch, just visit INKOMPASS’ OFFICIAL WEBSITE.
Let’s all never stop learning! ;)
Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Philip Morris International and The Beauty Junkee
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