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Aug 8 2016

YOUniversity Drive’s founder featured on WBTV – “How To Maximize Your Summer!”

Kristen Miranda, Anchor

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – May 14, 2016

For many young people, summer is a time to play and relax.  For young professionals, or soon to be, Michelle Horton says it is UP TIME!  Time to get ahead.

Horton is a professor with the Wake Forest University School of Business and the founder and CEO of YOUniversity Drive, LLC.

Horton visited WBTV News Saturday Morning to share 5 Things Every College Student Should Do This Summer:

1.     Get an Internship, Volunteer, Learn a New Skill.

  • Further experience and knowledge of your industry
  • Gain insight into your field of study
  • Beef up your resume
  • Make yourself more marketable

2.     Get in Formation

  • Revise: Update and edit your resume.
  • Research: Research companies of interest to identify questions you can ask in your interview.
  • Practice: Work on interviewing skills.
  • Network: Set up 2 networking informational interviews each week.

3.     Make a budget

  • Keep track of spending for upcoming semester
  • Set spending limit each month for food, rent, transportation, food supplies, entertainment and other expenses
  • Tip: Planning ahead can help reduce stress and keep you focused on your studies.

4.     Catch Up on Reading.

  • Pick a NY Times Best Seller, an old classic or how-to book to open your mind and learn something new
  • Tip: A few recommended books for college students:
    • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    • Bossypants by Tina Fey
    • The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
    • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
    • The Best Advice I’ve Ever Got: Lessons from
    • Extraordinary Lives by Katie Couric

5.      Travel, Explore

  • Go hiking, attend a music festival, step outside of your daily routine
  • Tip: Stretching yourself beyond the chair by the pool can be valuable. Travel teaches tolerance, self-sufficiency and resourcefulness, three keys that you can use for the rest of your life.

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