On episode 182, Alexis Avila talks to Jill Tipograph Founder of Everything Summer, LLC, a firm that helps students discover their passions through enriching summer and gap experiences.

Our Guest:

Jill Tipograph has an MBA from NYU and over 20 years of experience working with students. She is author of Your Everything Summer Guide and Planner and has been featured  on both the New York Times and the Today’s Show.

On today’s episode Jill talks about why students should consider summer experiences and internships while in high school.

Did you know? Some competitive camp applications are due in December!

Keep in mind: Just because programs are competitive doesn’t mean they are good or right for YOU!

Jill’s advice

To avoid summer slide, balance your mind with creativity and physical health, and take a break to avoid burnout! Also keep a journal of your summer experiences and engage in intellectual conversation.

Did you know? There are over 800 careers today. Jill’s company Early Stage Careers has a 99% success rate.

Jill’s advice for teens:

  1. Learn about yourself and your interests
  2. Be comfortable with the uncomfortable and learn to take risks early
  3. Have residential summer experience while in high school

No matter what happens, it’s going to be ok. Make the most of your situation, so you can tell your unique story.

What was your biggest takeaway from this podcast about why summer programs and internships are important? Do you have any questions for Jill Tipograph and Alexis Avila?

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