Each summer, approximately 53% of youths aged 16-24 hold a summer job or are actively seeking employment!1 Having a summer job is a smart move; it can provide students with a multitude of benefits- from experience to extra cash to scholarships. Check out the many benefits of being employed for the summer:
- Scholarship opportunities. There are dozens of employers- namely fast food companies and retail stores- that provide scholarship opportunities for student employees. Thinking of applying for a job this summer? Check to see if the job you have in mind offers scholarships.
- Work experience. Having an entry level, basic summer job can help students build a foundation for future job opportunities and college programs. When applying for other jobs, scholarships, or colleges, employers and admissions officers like to see that the applicant has previous job experience. This can often give the student a leg up on the competition.
- Extra cash. Obviously, the most tangible benefit of a summer job is the money earned. This money can be saved for future purchases, put into a fund for college, or spent on a little summer fun.
Working a summer job is an overall great experience for students. Have you considered applying for summer employment? If not, weigh these benefits and you just might decide to!