Summer is LIMITLESS
While summer may be tempting to just tan and relax, it’s an incredible time to get ready for next year. Don’t get me wrong, definitely enjoy your summer, but by enjoying AND utilizing it, your summer can be LIMITLESS. Here are just a few ways you can do this.
1. Plan out Next Year.
Whether it’s DECA Inc. Campaigns, the ABP, Helping Hands, or Chapter Projects, there are a few thing that you know for sure you’ll be doing. Take some time over the summer to plan out these events so you aren’t scrambling last minute. It’s always hard to go back to school, so get this work done now so you can focus on your other work later.
2. Get Ready for Competition.
Hopefully you’ll be competing next year, and using the summer is a great way to get an edge over your competition. You have two months, with very few things to do, so you can really dive deep into your event. Whether it’s starting your presentation, studying performance indicators, or planning events, doing ANYTHING is a great way to start the next year of competition.
3. Get an Internship
Reach out to local businesses and see if any of them need interns. An internship is a great way to get job experience, pad your résumé, and make the most of your summer. You never know where the connections you make can take you!
4. Membership Recruitment
You might have to wait until the end of summer for this one, but definitely recruit members for your chapter if possible (Some chapters operations don’t allow for this to be feasible; you know your chapter. If there’s any doubt, just ask your advisor.) Many schools have “back-to-school” type days just before school starts, and that is a great time to set up a booth, have an activity planned, or just do something to advertise DECA.
Whatever you choose to do, remember that summer isn’t forever. Make the most of it, and you’ll be glad you did when next year comes around. Have a great summer!