Dear Students, 

You find yourself alone in your room. It is dark. Quiet. Too quiet. It is uncomfortably warm and you toss and turn trying to sleep. You bolt up out of bed with a fright! The spring semester is over, and you haven't made any summer plans!!!! Now that is scary. 

Don't let this spooky Halloween nightmare come true next spring. Plan ahead now. Start brainstorming ideas on what you'd like to do. 

Maybe you want to find a research opportunity. Maybe work in a hospital. Maybe you're looking for an internship (or a job). Start exploring options today. 

For example, maybe you want to attend the Health Professions Office's "Plan your Summer Activities" event this week in WCH 1.120 from 5-6pm. Or any of their other upcoming planning events. Looking for research experiences at other universities? Check out the National Science Foundation's directory of Research Experiences for Undergraduates. Or maybe you are interested in Study Abroad. There are lots of options. 

So talk to classmates. Talk to mentors and advisors. Start to think about what you might want to do next summer. 

Also, have a safe and fun Halloween. And whether you're on campus or off campus, look out for yourself and others. 

Best, 

Dr. Vanden Bout