Originally Posted by paramour
Just to clarify, as Pragma and AA have mentioned, if you do not
have summer funding, then there's nothing stopping you from working during the summer months. However, if you have a position that's "psych-related" or that basically uses your credentials or may be even remotely construed as representing the university, then you best be obtaining prior approval, signing paperwork, etc. If you're working at the local golf course, hole in the wall bar, bookstore, etc., then hop to it. No one's stopping you. Hell, most of the first years go home during the summer anyway
Really? Aside from one outlier who took a trip to Europe, everyone in my class worked to pay the rent and tried to get their thesis rolling over the summer...but I suppose it might make sense depending on where people live. I forget sometimes that we have lots of people that live at home with their parents still.