How Tyndale Students Spend their Summer
Summer has officially begun. It’s hot, humid, and sticky but it’s still better than a cold, dry and frozen winter. Throughout the summer holidays, Tyndale students are involved in several different kinds of jobs around Canada and the world. Many students have the opportunity to work/volunteer in really cool jobs. They do this for the purpose of earning money to help pay for tuition, to experience something unique, or simply because they love whatever it is they are doing. Here are some of the things that Tyndale students do to occupy their summers. Maybe it will give you some ideas for your own summer plans!
Internships: Really good friends of mine are currently in India doing their Business Administration – International Development internship in three locations: Siliguiri, Samsi and Vizag. They are involved in assisting in rural development projects through an organization called Partners International.
Summer Classes: The neat thing about Tyndale is how it offers unique ways to do summer school. You can do classes called intensives – which means you finish a course in one week!
Camps: Many Tyndale students are working at camps such as Circle Square Ranch, Medeba, Muskoka City Camp and Fair Havens. If you’ve heard of these camps or been to them, you’ve probably met a few of these students already.
“Normal Jobs”: These are jobs that are often seen as not “cool” and “fun” but in reality are stepping stones to achieving greatness: it moves the person to be self-motivated and develop their skills. Normal jobs will help to prepare you for your future career.
Too often we live vicariously through our friend’s lives, wishing we could have their job or make the same amount of money that they do, but this means we are overlooking our own simple and “normal” jobs. This summer, instead of focusing on the other more exciting summers other people seem to be having, focus on the job God has provided you with and enjoy what can be learned from it. No matter if you are working at Starbucks or somehow landed a job as the CEO of Apple, make the most of your summer and enjoy it to the fullest.
What are you up to this summer?
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