Keep job or work at a hospital?

<p>I have worked at my same job for almost two years (would be two in august), and it has been, more or less, my main EC in high school (am currently a junior). But, over the summer i found an opening at one of the top ranked hospitals in the US in the neuroscience dept for a high schooler to work 30 hrs/week, and i feel like having this on my resume would be a huge benefit, because my intended major is a science (top choice is physics, second is biochem, third is biomedical eng). but, i'd have to quit my other job to be able to work 30 hrs a week, because i work about 20 a week there during the schoolyear and probably would work close to 40 during the summer..</p>

<p>so my question is, is it worth quitting a job in which i have worked for almost 2 year @ 20 hrs/week-ish and could assuredly convince my boss to give me some sort of leadership role there or even just a title that sounds like it is one, to work at the neuroscience dept of a top-ranked hospital over the summer? i most likely wouldn't be able to get the other job back after the summer either</p>

<p>Without knowing your financial situation and the detailed nature of your current job it would be presumptuous to provide you with advise.</p>

<p>well i was referring to which would be better for college. neither are being used to supplement my family's income or anything, my job right now is just a high school job that i happen to have had for almost two years because i'm one of my boss's favorite employees. its your run-of-the-mill hs job, at a donut shop, nothing major hahah</p>

<p>...I would take the neuroscience job in a heartbeat. That's just me though.</p>

<p>You're lucky; I wish I could find that kind of job at UCLA for high schoolers.</p>

<p>Go with the one you would enjoy the most. Not to be presumptuous, but I don't want to appear to be a total spaz either... I'm assuming that would be the neuroscience job. Although if the hospital job doesn't pay, it would be a somewhat difficult decision for me to make. Even if you aren't helping your family with bills or anything, having extra cash for college is a huge plus.</p>

<p>yeah thats what i'm almost assuredly going to go with. i'm assuming it will pay, because it was under a listing on the internet with other jobs that did pay, so by association i would assume that it'd pay. and hahah yeah it would be a little odd if i enjoyed working at a donut shop over a neuro dept at a hospital. how much would this bolster by college resume? is this a fairly big thing to have, or is it relatively common?</p>

<p>At top 20 schools, activities of that caliber (wow.. it sounds ******-y to rank activities) are pretty common among applicants. Not to say it won't make you stand out somewhat, but by now, you probably know that admissions to top 20 schools can seem like a crapshoot. Which is why it's usually better to go with your gut, do what you like, and not split hairs when it comes to resume-building qualities of activities.</p>

<p>I should also mention that in her book, Michele Hernandez says that gritty jobs like yours are looked upon very favorably.</p>

<p>yeah of course, although i'm not aiming for top 20 schools (unlike the vast majority of CC) so i guess that would be a benefit? aiming more for schools slightly below those, like cal, ucla, bu, usc, tufts maybe.. vandy is the only top 20 i plan on applying to, just for the incredibly slim chance that maybe the people that read my app had a fantastic night the night before and admit me by accident or something.</p>

<p>really? i didn't know that, i figured they were pretty common, thats great to know. how favorably is favorably exactly?</p>

I should also mention that in her book, Michele Hernandez says that gritty jobs like yours are looked upon very favorab


<p>Surprising. D2 and all her close friends (most are upper middle class), rising Juniors in HS, have jobs at fast food places or restaurants. Didn't think it would give any kind of a boost simply because it's so common. The neuroscience job? Not too many HSers do this.</p>

<p>dad<em>of</em>3, i had the exact same mindset as you. i definitely didn't think that a normal HS job is that rare, i mean a good portion of the people i know have a job or at least a yearly summer job or something of the sort</p>