For college students home on break, it can be hard to find an employer that isn’t looking for someone to stay year-round. However, there are a few options that are just up a college students’ alley. Internship programs are the best way for a college student to spend his or her summer. College students should try to find a summer internship in the field that they are majoring in. The more internships they complete before they graduate, the better off they will be come graduation time when they’re looking for a full-time position in their desired field.
College students who are interested in careers in government can look into their local statehouses and/or local representatives for summer internships. It might just be a summer full of writing memos and getting coffee, but it will look great on a resume. For those who are interested in the health care industry, they can try working in elder care. Elderly citizens are often looking for home aides or just some added help around the house. Another option is pet and/or house sitting. College students can spread the word to neighbors and family friends that they’re available to house or pet sit while they’re at work or away on vacation. This is a great way to earn extra money and show their reliability. Another great summer job for college students is a position as a camp counselor. This job will keep them out in the fresh air, and jobs at local camps, whether they are day or overnight camps, can be great experiences for students. Not only will it get them out of the house, but they’ll be outside enjoying activities all day. They’ll also learn leadership skills by working with younger children. Local parks and recreation departments are also often looking for college students to help out in the summer.
A variety of positions are usually available including lifeguards for local pools and camp counselors. Retail is another great option for summer jobs for college students. Students like hanging out at the mall, so why not get paid for it? Not only that, but most stores give their employees discounts off of their merchandise. That’s something that will even benefit mom and dad.
If there’s a theme park or water park near you, this may also be a good option for a summer job. Since theme parks are not always open year-round, the summer is a perfect opportunity for students to apply for work. Many neighbors may also be looking for college students to help with lawn care – especially if they’re elderly. Students can spend their summer days outside, mowing lawns and cleaning people’s pools. Overall, any summer job is a better use of a college student’s time than spending the summer sitting around.
Before you head out on the road looking for employment be sure and come and see us first to make sure you have reliable transportation.