My raging case of little brother syndrome has prompted me to a). possibly throw my life away via the insufferable millennial need to do something "cool," and b). have become an unlicensed cultural commentator. Here, some ways to #makeit as a person aspiring to "summer" in the Hamptons.
Here's a truly dumb idea: Let's reserve valuable internships for the wealthiest students alone, at a time when college costs continue to surge past middle-class family incomes and available aid. This is what a recent op-ed effectively recommends.
During the first three years of college, I networked, interviewed, saved money, and stressed out so that, come summertime, I could intern without financial support. Then, one summer, I took a break from it all, and it was during my "summer off" that I gained the most valuable experiences.