The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and more and more tourists are flooding Harvard Yard. This can only mean one thing: Summer is on the horizon! With so many options on how to spend your summer, sometimes it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed. Not to worry—FM’s got you covered. If you want to know where you’ll be this summer, take the quiz below!
1. You walk into your local Starbucks. What do you order?
A. Coffee. Black.
B. Chai tea latte on ice. (Shaken, not stirred.)
C. Triple shot espresso, ASAP.
D. White chocolate Americano.
2. Describe your ideal first date.
A. Study date in the dorm room, Otto’s and Insomnia Cookie, the glory of a finished, and double-checked problem set.
B. Concert venue/eclectic hipster boutique/renovated art museum, selfies galore, and a fun night out in Boston.
C. Black tie affair at a fancy restaurant: white tablecloths, long stemmed cut roses, and a nice cut of steak.
D. Picnic on the Science Center Plaza on a nice day, Nutella-filled dessert crepes, a nature walk along the Charles.
3. What’s your go-to app of choice?
A. Facebook, because Zuckerberg is my idol.
B. Snapchat, because I got places to go and people who want to see it!
C. LinkedIn, because networking is bae.
D. YouTube, because those lab lectures aren’t going to watch themselves.
4. Pick your poison.
A. A dead laptop.
B. An empty schedule.
C. A blank resume.
D. An “A-” in LS1b.
5. If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
A. Furiously coding the next big thing in tech.
B. Partying like there’s no tomorrow.
C. Updating your will and meticulously planning the details of your funeral.
D. Training your protégé to continue solving the global ebola crisis.
If you answered mostly..., this summer you will be:
A’s: Working at (or starting!) a startup.
You’re a visionary with entrepreneurial spirit, a loveably geeky CS concentrator, or a mixture of both. Whether you’re at Facebook, Google, or another startup that embodies Silicon Valley culture, this summer you’ll be hanging around smart people, innovating for the future, and spending long hours coding in front of a lighted screen so that your app/website/invention can be the next big knockoff of Pinterest.
B’s: Traveling or studying abroad.
You’re adventurous, free-spirited, and ready to travel the world! Whether you’re studying abroad somewhere beautifully exotic, blogging for Let’s Go, or exploring the world on a traveling fellowship, you’re ready to meet people, expand your horizons, and fill up your passport with stamps. Have fun living it up internationally, and try not to get too tan!
C’s: Gaining experience at a professional internship.
You’re a yuppie in training: no-nonsense, hyper-focused, and goal-oriented. You’ve already snagged that banking internship at Goldman, consulting internship at McKinsey, or political internship at the White House. This summer, you’ll be furthering your career ambitions; someday you plan to take over the world. In the meantime, best of luck with those Excel spreadsheets/PowerPoint slides/coffee deliveries!
D’s: Doing research in a lab.
You’re a premed or STEM concentrator: practical, hardworking, and eager to make new scientific discoveries. Whether you’re culturing bacteria in a petri dish, calculating the results of your latest survey, or painstakingly measuring out solutions for your titration, you somehow make goggles and a white lab coat look good! Have fun logging hours at your lab this summer, and don’t forget to go outside!