6 Ways to Have a Productive Summer Break - College Info Geek

  • Published on Jul 15, 2016
  • You've got a 3-month break from classes - how do you make summer vacation productive?
    Today, I'll share some of my own summer experiences and give you 6 ideas for ensuring this summer doesn't go to waste.
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Comments • 410

  • Kasra Akbari
    Kasra Akbari Month ago

    that was quite awesome

  • thea loves
    thea loves 3 months ago

    Enjoyed and liked it! :)

  • nupur sharma
    nupur sharma 3 months ago

    Nice video🙏

  • Mike Grant
    Mike Grant 4 months ago

    This is the worst fkn thing to do during summer lol
    Yes sure let me fkn study and do classes related stuff after spending 6months sitting in a class room all day everyday! Good job I’m subscribing dipshit

  • A J Somebody
    A J Somebody 4 months ago

    Oh look at that. My home capital. I miss Iowa so much!!

  • Ccdraws Boop
    Ccdraws Boop 4 months ago

    Others: 3 months of summer break
    Me: 2 months... 😭😱😖

  • seqingnicole
    seqingnicole 4 months ago

    hope you wore sunscreen

  • Trupti Jagtap
    Trupti Jagtap 5 months ago +1

    I totally agree with last concept. It happens with me all the times😕

  • fatin sabki
    fatin sabki 5 months ago

    finally I am watching your outdoor video.

  • H.W. Liu
    H.W. Liu 8 months ago

    2:00 nunchuks skill is over 9000!

  • Alyssa Chandler
    Alyssa Chandler 9 months ago +1

    1:59 at the bottom it says nunchuk skills 9000.01% XD

  • Electric Goldfish

    Following in the footsteps of Phineas and Ferb

  • Ángeles Mena
    Ángeles Mena Year ago

    Great video. But... what about making one for those people who dropped college? Or, at least, for those who "froze" college (it's the way we call it in my country, it means college is stopped by someone and later on the student will retake it).

  • Flavius Constantin Runceanu

    why ive seen this at the end of the summer

  • daniel silva
    daniel silva Year ago


    DJARO Year ago +2

    In the Netherlands the summer break is only 6 weeks :(

  • Master Minder
    Master Minder Year ago

    List things up in description next time,please.

  • Chitranshu Vashishth

    There are only 10 days left for my summer vacations to end. and I'm watching this video now. I wish I had watched it earlier

  • Ithehill's Mind
    Ithehill's Mind Year ago

    Am o the only middle schooler here?

  • Ima human and so are you

    Lol I hate summer vacation

    I’m not a normal 13 year old 😂

  • Jing Y. Wu
    Jing Y. Wu Year ago

    I need nunchuck skills? well then, time to practice!

  • Eva Galvez
    Eva Galvez Year ago

    Dear Thomas: Why don’t you create more videos like this where you are outside and we get to see things from different angles. Thank you for your exquisite videos! Cheers!

  • crunkdwscrew
    crunkdwscrew Year ago

    What if Im studying finance in London, which is an extremely competitive field and city, and they reject me when I apply to internships even though I have a really good CV?
    How can I get experience otherwise?

  • Shivali Bose
    Shivali Bose Year ago +1

    finds this with one week left of summer vacation

  • Joshua Mpere
    Joshua Mpere Year ago

    Please make a video on Parkinson's law

  • wejdan khaled
    wejdan khaled 2 years ago

    That's what I was looking at

  • SadJoeMakesBeats
    SadJoeMakesBeats 2 years ago

    What if my vacations are just two weeks long?

  • ulamila ramakosoi
    ulamila ramakosoi 2 years ago

    I think this is better then all the motivational videos I have ever encountered. ☺☺☺... Made me sub. and press thumbs up😊😊

  • Kiera Goins
    Kiera Goins 2 years ago

    me watching this the week before school starts 😂😂

  • Daria Catrinoiu
    Daria Catrinoiu 2 years ago

    Waaa Japan:O

  • Steven John
    Steven John 2 years ago

    Thanks RU-clip, for recommending this video to me AFTER my summer break has ended!

  • Just APerson27
    Just APerson27 2 years ago +8

    *finds this with one week left of summer vacation*

  • Veronica
    Veronica 2 years ago

    I love love love your channel. You're going to be a perfect husband and a great father someday, if you're not already. Keep up the great work.

  • Nero
    Nero 2 years ago

    How tall are you?

  • Julian Hill
    Julian Hill 2 years ago

    What game were you playing?

  • William Bumgarner
    William Bumgarner 2 years ago

    What should I do while living at home and going to community college? Accept my limbo like lifestyle, living at home for the next two years?

  • Isaiah grayson
    Isaiah grayson 2 years ago

    I had to get this out, it looks like your in a commercial for SunSetter.
    okay back to watching the video.

  • Alexiosization
    Alexiosization 2 years ago

    Your a Boss my man, keep it up. Your videos help a lot you have no idea

  • Mari Wright
    Mari Wright 2 years ago

    I'm using my summer to read a crap ton of books 👍

  • jesus castellanos
    jesus castellanos 2 years ago

    Awesome really needed this

  • Jacob Prall
    Jacob Prall 2 years ago

    Yeah Iowa Boy!

  • Lilit Takiryan
    Lilit Takiryan 2 years ago

    Your videos are really helpful. I entered university and will definitely use your advices.Thank you!

  • Terrible Person From Louisiana

    college is a scam!

  • Terrible Person From Louisiana

    Jesus saves!

  • Brace110
    Brace110 2 years ago

    Thanks man, as a fellow IT graduate this is great for those skills you kind of miss during college.

  • Eduards Andersons
    Eduards Andersons 2 years ago

    Feels so weird when voice sounds like it's recorded in room but visual is outside :D without ambient sound

    • Eduards Andersons
      Eduards Andersons 2 years ago

      Thomas Frank I know it's just that usually it's not that clean

    • Thomas Frank
      Thomas Frank  2 years ago

      +Eduards Kusins it's a lav mic under my shirt :P

  • Mary Clay Watt
    Mary Clay Watt 2 years ago

    I wish I knew about your channel earlier! I just graduated college in May and it just felt like I was flailing around for 4 years. Wish I had been watching your videos then!

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    W assim 2 years ago


  • John Adams
    John Adams 2 years ago +3

    4:53 ---------> My Summer

  • n o
    n o 2 years ago +2

    The last tip (about what NOT to do) was super important, and that's exactly what I'm trying to avoid this summer. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Daniil Kaizer
    Daniil Kaizer 2 years ago +3

    The Bee is a true star of that video though

  • jocelyn palomo
    jocelyn palomo 2 years ago

    Excellent as always

  • Zeyana Ayesha
    Zeyana Ayesha 2 years ago +8

    As a college student, these tips were really helpful! I actually happen to be trying to work on some of my own projects over this summer but I thought I would hit the same problem of having too much unconstrained time so I'm doing a part time job as well for 20hrs/week.
    That seems to have helped give me more structure to my days but I slightly underestimated how much time I was giving over to the job. So for anyone considering the idea, I would suggest not to let the side activity take too much more than 10-15 hours/ week because then you may find it difficult to conjure enough time and energy to be productive with your actual project.

  • 97epicman
    97epicman 2 years ago +3

    I can't get over how much you, and the background, look like incredibly well done CGI

  • Kristen L
    Kristen L 2 years ago

    I need this!

  • My name is not Jerome
    My name is not Jerome 2 years ago +8

    Dont people ever consider life? all year schooling? shouldn't kids get
    to enjoy their lives? shouldnt both kids and adults get more freetime?
    the school/work week should be 2 or 3 days at most and adults should get
    summer vacation too. sure, productivity would drop but fuck

    • Oovoo Javer
      Oovoo Javer Year ago +1

      My name is not Jerome I disagree because I don’t know about you but for me I get bored really easily. I don’t like working all the time but I do like having something going on almost everyday.

  • Yesenia Gonzalez
    Yesenia Gonzalez 2 years ago

    You are amazing!!!

  • 1AlexPeters
    1AlexPeters 2 years ago +1

    I wish I had of know about those websites when I was in college. I went for summer classes so I could graduate and move on. It was hectic and if I had it to do again I think at least for me I would do it the same. My college experience wasn't good I think if I took the summer off I wouldn't of gone back for fall term.

  • Louistiti caramel
    Louistiti caramel 2 years ago +1

    I like to build things fromage scratch too but I didn't fin out what yet

  • Darcy Bhaiwala
    Darcy Bhaiwala 2 years ago +2

    Still working on the whole productivity/time wasting thing during the summer (your videos help so much) but one of the things that worked so well for me unintentionally was getting a volunteer position with the university I was attending in the summer before my first year. Right after high school I was on campus ans interacting with current students from various years who were actually employed by the organization. Not only was I comfortable with campus months before starting uni but I gained some incredible contacts that I can access if I need help or advice