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How does having a summer job look on college applications

txmom19txmom19 14 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
As mentioned in my previous post, my daughter does not have many ECs to write about in college applications. How will a summer job look in college applications. She is not very enthusiastic about it, but will get a job if it helps. Thoughts? Any other suggestions?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 37864 replies6552 discussionsSuper Moderator Posts: 44,416 Super Moderator
    edited July 10
    Doing something - anything - in the summer is preferable to sitting on the coach plating video games. Whether a paid job or volunteer work, there really is no preference. What colleges want to see is how it shapes her.
    edited July 10
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  • hophop 969 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 971 Member
    A summer job will look good, even if scooping ice cream or babysitting for neighbors.

    What any job or volunteer position demonstrates is the underlying message that she is ambitious enough to obtain the work, responsible enough to show up everyday, can take direction and work well with others (boss or employer who ask her back again), and communicate.
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  • txmom19txmom19 14 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    Thank you for replying @skieurope and @hop. She has found some tutoring assignments through friends and currently tutoring 2 kids. She is actually liking it and may continue during the senior year as well.
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  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 22077 replies14 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 22,091 Senior Member
    I had one kid who had a summer job and one who didn't (she did things, and even was paid, but it was not a formal resume job). It didn't seem to matter.
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