Make the Most Out of Your Spring Break

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Make the Most Out of Your Spring Break

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Max Lawrence, consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP, took advantage of his spring break by participating in Deloitte's alternative spring break program "Maximum Impact" 2008 - Here is how this program impacted Max and benefited him in the long run...

“My Maximum Impact experience in Biloxi, MS in 2008 after Hurricane Katrina played a huge role in my decision to choose Deloitte for my first career. It showed me that everyone in Deloitte, from the consultant to the highest position, was willing to put in the time and effort to help out. It also showcased the amazing balance of strong culture and work ethic that I believe is unique to Deloitte.”

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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 8:30pm

During spring break, most students will choose to have a vocation or stay on their couch at home. While those options are fun and relaxing, there are many other ways to make the most out of this week-long break.

  • Volunteering: Spending the spring break volunteering is a rewarding experience of life. Not only can you help people who need your help, you are also able to gain a better understanding of yourself and your capacity for helping others, and make new friends along the way. There are many volunteering programs held by different organizations at IU like Hutton Honors College, CLD, IU Habitat for Humanity, etc. Companies like Deloitte also have Alternative Spring Break programs available for college students.
  • Study Abroad Program: Taking advantage of spring break to study abroad can enable you to have a quick overview of different aspects of the life in another country. Such experience is helpful for you to become a more global minded person and give you a direction of how to prepare yourself to be a globally competent leader. Office of International Program and Kelley Study Abroad Program offer great opportunities for you.
  • Job Shadow: Job Shadowing is an opportunity for you to connect or “shadow” with a business professional (job shadowing mentor) who has specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which you are interested. You observe responsibilities and tasks associated with the mentor’s career and have the opportunity to ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents, and level of education required for the job. Make an appointment with a career coach or stop by the UCSO to learn more about this program!