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Why your kid should get a summer job instead of going to an academic program

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Replies to: Why your kid should get a summer job instead of going to an academic program

  • OldFashioned1OldFashioned1 Registered User Posts: 113 Junior Member
    $20,000*. Either way, is being wealthy a negative trait in admissions? Note most offer financial aid.

    Either way, summer programs tease out the student is outgoing, likes to meet new people, likes to learn, doesn't like to be idle, isn't afraid of new environments. All traits adcoms like to see, yes?
  • dadoftwingirlsdadoftwingirls Registered User Posts: 752 Member
    "Either way, summer programs tease out the student is outgoing, likes to meet new people, likes to learn, doesn't like to be idle, isn't afraid of new environments. All traits adcoms like to see, yes? "

    How is this different from getting a job? It shows the kid is outgoing, likes to meet new people, likes to learn, doesn't like to be idle and isn't afraid of new environments.

  • 1or2Musicians1or2Musicians Registered User Posts: 1,365 Senior Member
    Non-outgoing kids can go to summer programs. They can also get jobs.
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