What are you expected to do your 1L summer? If you're going to a 1st tier non-top 25 school, what looks presentable on your resume?
Getting a paying gig for the summer would be great, but are you sacrificing anything by taking a paying job as opposed to taking a more prestigious non-paying job?
When I was visiting schools the consensus was that you should travel abroad through one of the schools programs. I have a feeling I might be able to swing something better, what is actually within reach for 1Ls?