Spring semester is almost over and that means Salt Lake Community College students are making plans for the summer.
SLCC student Drake Bunch plans to take the summer off and spend some time in San Francisco with some of his friends. And while summer getaways are a popular choice, not all students are taking the summer off.
Some students like Maddie Pemberton are gearing up to take more classes in the summer.
“I will be taking a class at the [LDS] Institute on Monday mornings and then hopefully a couple of classes over at SLCC too,” says Pemberton. “I want to knock a couple of things out [over the summer] so I can get my associate’s faster.”
Film student Landon Cook will also continue his education outside the classroom.
“This summer I have an internship and I think I’ll be taking one or two night classes in between interning and work,” says Cook. “It sounds fun to just party this summer and work and do things like that but I don’t want to waste time. I want to try and get my major done as quick as I can.”
Cook will be interning for the LDS church helping with the production of Mormon Messages. Cook said that he found out about the internship from school.
“A guy came and talked to the film classes…and I just kind of got set up with it through him,” says Cook.
SLCC student Christian Alber also plans to go to class during the summer.
“Over the summer I’m continuing at Salt Lake Community College and I’m cutting my schedule back a little bit so I can work,” Alber says. “I’m really bad at math, and if I don’t take a math class immediately after this one I don’t think I’m going to do well.”
Alber encourages other students to avoid the three-month layoff.
“I just want to get this out of the way. I’m just trying to move through it as fast as I can,” says Alber. “At least take a couple of classes…I’ve not done school over the summer and it’s way too hard to come back to it. It gets into a different mode when you just work all summer and are not used to the actual academic aspect.”
Bunch has a suggestion for those who will work and continue their studies this summer.
“If you need to work, work. Do what you need to do, but at the same time try to fit in some fun into your schedule,” says Bunch.