Hey all, I'm a 4th year ME and will graduate in December 2012. I'm trying to decide what I want to do next summer. I've completed both an internship and a co-op with different companies over the last year, but neither I really want to work with full time for various reasons. I also have good grades and I'm involved in research and student activities. The logical decision would be to look for another internship, but frankly, I'm sort of tired of being 'the intern'. I'd rather just get on into the real world instead of getting handed whatever left over projects are around. So I'm bouncing around a couple of ideas next summer like doing some travelling or completing a lengthy bike tour with a friend of mine. My concern is that when I'm looking for that full time job, companies will perceive that as sloth or lack of ambitions, something to that affect. I feel like I have enough other stuff going for me, one summer off shouldn't be a problem. But I'm not sure, what do you think, would there be any issues with taking a 'summer off' to pursue some of my own interests?