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As school comes to an end, the search for summer jobs begins

Luisa Bernardino
Whether to build responsibility or simply to earn some extra cash, students are looking to gain employment during the summer.

Summer vacation is getting closer and many seniors and juniors are looking to spend their upcoming summer with a part-time job. However, some students are lost when it comes to starting the job-hunting process.

A poll on Metea Media shows that 49% of Metea students currently do not have a job but are looking to get one over the summer. 

Summer is ultimately one of the best times to pick up a job because of the immense free time to dedicate to  work. For students looking to get their first part-time job, it’s important to consider the responsibilities and workload. 

Senior Nicole Perez finds that balancing a job on top of school and other responsibilities can turn out to be stressful. 

“I’m looking to get a job hopefully during the summer just because I had to quit my first job due to stress from working in school,” Perez said. 

For students unsure of where to start, there are a few resources available. Metea keeps a frequently updated spreadsheet that lists a few current job openings in the area, the salary offered, a short description of the job, and their contact information. 

Senior Jasmine Yamout recommends an app she uses that has gotten her a few part-time jobs in the past. 

“There’s this app called Indeed that I use,” Yamout said. “It has a quiz and after that, it just helps find jobs that suit best for you and in the area that are hiring fast.” 

She also advises to get a job that pertains to what you’re looking to do in the future so that it’s a better fit for you.

“[My part-time job] is to help kids with disabilities,” Yamout said. “I already do it here, but since I’m graduating, I found a job outside that pays for it too. So it just helps with my future career as well.”  

If you’re not sure what you’ll do in the future but still want a job, the usual customer service type of part-time job is a popular choice. Working in retail is always a good thing to try since it gives you real-life experience in handling people and job environments that can prove to be useful in the future. 

“Retail is the most common thing you see because you always have to start somewhere. And I feel like those are good starting points because they teach you a lot of skills.” Perez says. 

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About the Contributors
Mansi Payal Narayanan
Mansi is a senior at Metea Valley and it is her first year on staff as a Copy Editor. She enjoys reading and playing piano. In her free time, you can find her writing up a story in any comfortable space.
Luisa Bernardino
Luisa is a sophomore and it is her first year on staff as the Diversity Editor and a graphic designer. She loves to read, draw, sketch, and listen to music. Whenever she isn’t feeling avidly burnt out due to studying or listening to music way more than people should, you can find her in the library or Roleplaying.

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    ShahnazApr 16, 2024 at 11:42 am

    “I really enjoyed reading your article on the end of the school year and the start of summer jobs. It’s well-written, insightful, and captures the excitement and challenges of this transitional period perfectly.”