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Tips for spending your vacation productively

Vacation is over, and the new semester begins. The campus is full of energy, joy, and renewal that a vacation provides. Did you enjoy your summer break? I hope you had a wonderful time. For those of you who didn’t, let me offer you some tips on how to enjoy your vacation and be productive at the same time.

Vacation is a period when work, study, or any other regular activity is suspended. It is a period when schools or offices take a holiday. It is a time used for rest, recreation, or travel. For some people, particularly university students, it is a time to take special courses or do extra studies.

What do you usually do during your summer vacation? Some students enjoy what they want to do, such as reading books or traveling. Some go backpacking with friends or family. Some take the opportunity to learn something new, like pottery or yoga.

There are many university students who enjoy their vacation but most of them who do end up feeling guilty about it and return to school more concerned about getting a job. Korea has been suffering from long-term youth unemployment. The media often talks about the worsening job market, causing a growing concern among university students and job hunters. Such being the case many students prepare to get a high TOEIC score and acquire certificates of qualification to better their job opportunities. Other students participate in internship programs to experience real work at the actual workplace. Internships help students find a job. Training, certificates, licenses, internships, high TOIEC scores and other skills are necessary to get a job nowadays. But preparing for them and participating in internship programs are not easy. Procurement of certificates and licenses requires time and money. Internship programs are very competitive due to limited slots. Given the challenges, only a few students manage to achieve success.

To address this situation, CWNU offers special educational programs to help students achieve their goals. Academy for TOEIC and MOS Master Certificate Training Courses are examples of programs offered by the university to encourage students to spend their vacation time fruitfully and help students develop their job-search portfolio.

This issue of Campus Journal contains articles that provide information about the valuable university programs conducted during summer vacation. For those who missed the opportunity, don’t get down on yourselves. There will be another opportunity next time. These programs are offered by CWNU every vacation. Keep yourselves informed, and hopefully, you won’t miss out on a great opportunity next time.

by Ryu Seung-bong, Editor-in-Chief

Ryu Seung-bong  nawow100@changwon.ac.kr

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