Posted By: Michael Ashbourne on June 10, 2008
Oh how the tables have turned. It seem like yesterday we were all writting about the end of our semester, and the stress we were under to study for finals. Now all of you are finishing off your high school year with exams and stress, while we enjoy our summer bliss.
So what does a Queen’s Commerce student do in the summer? You might expect us to be reading up on the latest issue of Business Week, carefully following the smallest of whispers in the stock market, and catching up on the latest GAAP principles. Some might; I don’t.
My summer is spent much less glamorously. I work at a local hotel, doing nothing whatsoever related to business, while my idle is time spent at my cottage swimming, and golfing. Preciously what I want to do.
There is a more important point to this post then to simply tell you I like golfing though. I wanted to show that you don’t have to worry about being recruited to one of the big accounting firms or be scared when you don’t secure that summer intern spot at some billion dollar company. Save the worry for the rest of your life when you graduate and enjoy your summers while you still have them.
I am very glad I decided on my low profile job. It enabled me to work on some online money making “schemes” that made it possible start up my own small business consulting practice. Simple as that; I set my fees, got a couple clients, and called it a summer. If you are interested, you can check out the website I felt obligated to throw up to make my business feel more like a real business here.
Summers are short, and you have a long life of work ahead, so spend them the way you want to spend them.
See you all in September….