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Summer break ideas for literature students: Gain culture through literature reading and discussion

Summer literature

Summer literature (Photo by JPott)

Literature can do more than help you pass the warm summer afternoons. It can lead to a career in writing, publishing, library science or teaching. Can you imagine yourself in any of those roles? The study of literature can also serve as an excellent preparation for a career in law or communication. Literature helps us to refine our ability to speak, read and write as well as to perform critical thinking. It opens our minds to new ideas and to other languages and cultures. So, what are you waiting for? Try some of these summer break ideas and explore the many places literature can take you.

Explore the literature landscape

Literature can take you positively anywhere! Read more

Summer job alternatives: 10 ways to gain work experience if you didn’t get a job

Volunteering for town beautification

Volunteering for town beautification

Didn’t get a job this summer? There are still plenty of ways to gain work experience and build your resume! We’ve compiled a helpful list of 10 ways college students and recent graduates can constructively spend their free time this summer.

  1. Volunteer:  Whether you have a charity or cause close to your heart, or a community event is in need of additional hands, volunteering produces a feeling of self-worth and fulfills civic duty. Regardless of the capacity in which you choose to volunteer, it will certainly promote good will. Read more

Five best summer jobs for college students — Build your resume and begin your career path

Entrepreneur Erin Heale

Entrepreneur Erin Heale sells ice cream (© Jim Cole/AP Images)

Summer brings sunshine and a break from studying, but it also brings an opportunity for summer employment. You have a chance to begin building your resume and establishing your first steps on a career path. Not to mention, you’ve also got a chance to earn some much-needed money for expensive tuition bills and book costs.

Our team at Questia tracked down the most-talked about summer employment opportunities that will mean more than just a paycheck.  Read on to learn how you can land one of these top jobs this summer: Read more

Questia’s summer reading list and other ways to keep your mind sharp over summer break

Summer readingSummer break is here and at last, and now that your schedule has opened up, make productive use of the time! Have fun while keeping your mind sharp by taking in some summer reading, checking out museums, doing volunteer work and playing brain games. As a gift to our readers, we’ve even opened up TEN great books for free to enjoy throughout your summer break! Read more