A Hard Working Summer

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Rose Williams

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As summer vacation approaches, the wild race to find a summer jobs begins. For most students, working in the summer season is a must. Not only will teens learn job skills for the future, but they will also save money in the process. Investopedia suggests that there are five major benefits to summer jobs: confidence, time management, “a leg up,” getting to know yourself better, and broadening your social circle. All of these are undoubtedly beneficial as teenagers develop into adults.

Through summer jobs, you make personal connections that could potentially help you in the future. Summer jobs also have been shown to improve punctuality and understanding the value of respecting an employer.

Senior Sam Narducci shared with me a little bit about her summer job. “This summer, I am working at S&P Oyster Co in Downtown Mystic, as a hostess and a food runner. I’m hoping to pay for all my books and continue to work over breaks and each summer,” Narducci explained.

Hannah Moulton also told me about her summer job plans, saying, “I’m working at Dairy Queen, in order to pay for car insurance, gas and to save up for college. If all goes well with my interview, I’ll be working at McQuades Pharmacy in order to gain pharmacy experience before and during college.”

Career Center Coordinator Miss Milde constantly sends out emails regarding job openings and knows of great job and volunteer opportunities. Miss Midle says, “If any students are looking for summer work, email me or come see me for volunteer opportunities.”


Freshman, Shea Deer, who works at an animal shelter believes, “Summer jobs are really important. Personally, I think summer jobs make you more responsible. Also it’s a great way to earn your own money to buy what you need or save it.”

As someone who has worked various summer jobs, I can confirm that Deer’s statement is true. Jobs have made me more responsible, and has definitely taught me to save and value my money. Anyone in need of a summer job should speak to Miss Milde today.

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