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Bored this summer? We got you covered.. 7 things you can do to make this summer more interesting

It’s the end of your 10th/12th grade boards and finally, you have the summer ahead of you to unwind and relax. Gone are the days of countless all-nighters, last-minute revisions and high-stress levels( at least for the next few months). 

But I can guarantee you that after 1-2 weeks of vacationing you’re bound to get bored. 



The only good thing about the board year is that life is hectic! Within the hustle and bustle you never really get bored. That all changes in the summer when you don’t really have anything to do! So we thought that we’ll go ahead and give you a few tips on how to make the summer productive. 


We don’t really realise the number of offbeat careers available to us today. With the tech, content creation and entertainment industry on the rise, we can make millions just sitting at home making videos and I’m not just saying that. With the right skills and a little bit of knowledge, you can venture out into any industry


So we thought in this edition of school diaries we’ll talk about the skills you can develop sitting at home this summer to make this time more useful and fun. Get out of your comfort zone and try new things! That’s the only way you’ll grow. 


  • Music Mixing



With the rise of hip hop and DJ’ing in India, music mixing is a great skill to pick up. Mixing is the process of taking recorded tracks and blending them together. Siddhant, who goes by the name of Beatcrush, started his music career in his 10th-grade summer by mixing tunes on his mac! Today after 6 years he travels around the country performing at different hotels and restaurants. 


Here’s a link to get you started https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEorsfZe4vU


Check out these free apps for music mixing 

  1. Djay 

  2. DJ Studio 5

  3. Edjing mix 

  4. Cross Dj 


            Check out this tutorial for the Edjing app

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBlr1lhzFdU 


  • Photography



Each and every entertainment and lifestyle brand be it fashion, food, travel or even nature needs a top class photographer to function. With the rise of social media marketing, almost every company has a requirement for someone with this skillset, therefore, it would behove you take up photography! 


 You could even create your own social media page. Apart from that come on who doesn’t want to be that photographer people are after to get their picture clicked, it’s an amazing way to make friends.


Here a link to get you started 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSjsH1s7QWg


Here’s a link to help you select the best camera 

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/buying-guides/best-camera-for-beginners-best-entry-level-dslr-mirrorless-and-compact-cameras



  • Cooking: 




OHH GOD!! This is the most important thing for survival. They rightly say that an empty stomach does not let the brain function. A lot of you would be leaving your homes after the summer for higher studies. It is important to know a few basics as you won’t have anyone there to depend on. Culinary arts as a career is growing at a phenomenal pace as well. Luxury restaurants and hotels have a high demand for seasoned chefs.


Check out chef Gordan Ramsay explaining a few basic culinary skills 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJy1ajvMU1k


Here’s a link which will help you understand the career avenues in culinary arts domain

https://www.chefiica.com/course-detail/advance-diploma-in-culinary-arts


Check out these easy Indian dishes you can make at home 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XLdqOb-tw8



  • Make a Youtube channel:  



The ratio of the number of YouTubers to the number of viewers is substantially high. Very few individuals are able to carve out a niche for themselves on this platform but the ones that do are incredibly  successful. You can legit make a youtube channel on anything! 


With a few video editing and photoshop skills for promotion, you could be on your way to millions of followers. A batchmate of mine Ankur started his own channel and after just 1 year of vlogging, he earned himself the silver youtube play button.


Follow this channel to learn more about how to begin your youtube journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE6M3hcHnyw&feature=youtu.be


Check out these links to know about the best Indian YouTubers 

https://vidooly.com/blog/top-10-youtubers-india/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvZpwoXgFoM


Check out these video editing softwares to get started 

  1. Apple iMovie

  2. Lumen5

  3. Nero Video

  4. Adobe Premiere Elements

  5.  Adobe Premiere Pro


           Check out these photo editing softwares to get started 

  1. Canva 

  2. Abobe Photoshop

  3. Apple Final Cut X pro

  4. Capture One Pro 

  5. ACD See


  • Radio Jockey: 



If you love the sound of your own voice, and have a way to charm listeners with your words, then a career as a radio jockey might be tailor-made for you. Being an RJ will provide you with a platform you need. These days RJs are considered celebrities! You’ll have to work on voice modulation and content creation to master this field 


Check out this video to know more about the field https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/plan-your-career/story/radio-jockey-188426-2014-04-10

Check out this link to understand more about voice modulation         https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/7-vital-tips-voice-modulation-rahul-bhatnagar



  • Ethical Hacker: 



In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in the number of cybercrime cases on the Internet like hacking email accounts, stealing and intercepting sensitive data, password attacks, abusive emails, etc. Increased demand for ethical hackers is prevailing in the market. Ethical hacking is described as hacking performed by a company or individual to help identify potential threats on a computer or network. 

Check out this video to understand what ethical hacking exactly is 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VSNn7UIXn8

Go over this course video to get a better understanding of the field  

https://youtu.be/l77AgiphUQo

Check this link out to understand the skill sets required to be an ethical hacker 

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/ethical_hacking/ethical_hacking_skills.htm

Get an overview of the programs used for ethical hacking 

https://www.ubuntupit.com/best-programming-language-for-hacking-top-15-reviewed-for-ethical-hacking/


  • Blogging: 



I feel blogging is highly therapeutic! There’s something so calming about putting your thoughts and ideas into words. There are multiple  styles and techniques one can use to blog.   Blogging is a growing career amongst the youth who aim to change the world with their pen and words.


Check out this link to get started 

https://www.theblogstarter.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAzJLzBRAZEiwAmZb0avO47fPqT3QuQ0OM3heNAAlMo9-Xrh649aq6Ycn4zuE4Ka6Hj1LMmhoCBQwQAvD_BwE


Create your blog on any one of these websites 

  1. WordPress.org 

  2. WordPress.com 

  3. Wix.com

  4. Joomla.com

  5. Medium.com

  6. Ghost.org

  7. Squarespace.com

  8. Weebly.com


Check out these courses to master the skill of blogging https://www.ryrob.com/blogging-courses/



These are some of the offbeat careers that are growing among today’s youth! Follow your passion and do well. To know more about such careers and to get personalized mentoring contact Compass Career Discoverers.