During summers between semesters, and during the academic year, it is very important students continue to build skills and increase marketability to supplement academic pursuits by gaining professional skills in a variety of ways. These will help build the skills employers are seeking. There are many free, or reduced cost, seminars for building these skills, especially during the COVID-19 situation. These can be in addition to an internship, or in lieu of. We will discuss what some of these alternative skill-building experiences are.