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What Summer Job? Kids Would Rather Get a Foot in the Door at a Big Company

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Replies to: What Summer Job? Kids Would Rather Get a Foot in the Door at a Big Company

  • winnvanmeterwinnvanmeter Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    Rising HS senior D2 has had a steady income babysitting and tutoring clients inherited from her older sister. This has helped to fund volunteer tutoring and car expenses. I keep encouraging her to put her entrepreneurial instincts and interests into practice by expanding her client base while she has free room and board.

    As others have pointed out, it's gotten harder to carve out time during the summer for FT jobs or internships while still taking some time off for trips to recharge for September. Her school year ends mid-June and starts up again mid-August, plus she has to take a "Health" class over the summer to graduate, since she won't have time senior year. We were planning on a road trip to Wyoming to see the total eclipse, but had to cut the trip short because she'd be missing more than two days of school. How we miss having the whole month of August free!
  • CazoonCazoon Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    Can't find a job- make your own!! My sister and I do track and field and we decided that instead of having the hassle of working for some boss at a restaurant or camp we would make our own track and field program. Posted some signs and ads in the neighborhood papers and put it all together in three weeks. We ended up running a 6 week long program (2 practices per week) and had 14 kids sign up! We charged $115 per kid and after paying for supplies we made over $1000 in profit. Plus we got a story written about it in the local magazine (great advertising for next year and great to submit with college apps). AND it was only 6 weeks of our summer so we got the whole rest of the time free. Use your skills and get a little entrepreneurial and you never know what will happen :)
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