I have long believed in the value of having a part-time job for a least part of a summer before you apply to college.

This article from the New York Times demonstrates I’m not the only one:

“It (working) demonstrates that students are working hard,” she said. “We look for students who haven’t turned off over the summer.” – Southern Methodist University’s director of admissions Stephanie Dupaul.

“I applaud any student who is either helping themselves or helping their family. You do still need to pay attention to the bottom line, and that is a dollar amount.” – Ann McDermott, the director of admissions for the College of the Holy Cross.

Read the complete article.

Click here for tips on getting a summer job.

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