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The Perfect Summer Job: Why Waiting Tables Beats an Internship

Lori Janjigian | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Lori Janjigian

I allowed myself to fall into the trap of thinking that an internship was much too important to turn down -- even if it cost me money and taught me very little.

My Visit With the Lord of the Startups: Y Combinator's Paul Graham

Ondi Timoner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

After filming so many successful graduates of the world-famous preparatory academy for entrepreneurs, Y Combinator, for A TOTAL DISRUPTION, I was inspired to journey up the river and find their leader.

Bullet-proof Jobs: Summer Employment May Help Stem Youth Violence

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

It's conventional wisdom: Kids get into trouble when they have nothing better to do. Now, research reveals that a summer youth employment program migh...

Summer Love or Something Like It

Brooke Lyons | Posted 10.01.2013 | Women
Brooke Lyons

Even Grease warns us that, "It turned colder" and, well, "that's where it ends." Given our collective knowledge of how summer love pans out, why do we continue to covet and celebrate it?

Paid Job vs. Unpaid Internship: Make the Best Choice for You

Suzanna de Baca | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Suzanna de Baca

As you weigh your options for this fall and beyond, what's the best choice: a plum internship or a job that pays the bills?

Summer Make or Break

Candice Frankel | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Candice Frankel

Do what couldn't be done during the busy school year. Discover a talent in an area of interest. Learn to play an instrument, try yoga, explore meditation, or take a cooking class. Activities such as these can become life-long pursuits.

Sweetest Summer Job Idea Ever? (VIDEO)

Posted 06.27.2013 | Teen

Jenny Carey and Mike Gombita were having trouble finding jobs for the summer, so they decided to create their own opportunity to earn money. According...

Jobstacles: For Teens, Soft Skills Are Hard Skills

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Three years ago, when Christian Hernandez was 16 years old, he recorded a joke voicemail greeting. It starts off with, “Hel...

Should High School Students Have Part-Time Jobs?

Beth Kobliner | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

Even though kids are busier these days -- taking more tests and doing more extracurricular activities to get into much more competitive colleges -- a part-time job during the school year in high school should be a no-brainer, right?

4 Reasons Why Staying Home for the Summer Isn't the End of the World

Stephanie Kaplan | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Stephanie Kaplan

Despite the amount of internship applications you sent out and your outstanding efforts to find something (anything!) to do with your summer, it's time to face the truth: you'll be staying home until school starts up again in the fall.

Hey, It's OK If You're Working All Summer

Posted 06.11.2013 | Teen

Summertime may call to mind images of afternoons tanning on the beach, lazy days spent with friends, family vacations, and enjoying all that glorious ...

A Training Wage Might Get Teens Off the Couch

Michael Saltsman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Michael Saltsman

Here's an outside-the-box proposal to get our young people back in the workplace: Let's make teens less expensive for employers to hire. Let's lower their minimum wage.

Summer Resumes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Jeff Danziger

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Help Your Child Have a Productive Summer

Neale Godfrey | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

Just because school's out doesn't mean learning takes a holiday. Summer is the time for expanded freedom, casual attire and family vacation, but it is also the perfect time for life lessons.

Teen Confidence in Summer Job Prospects Hot, But Could Cool Off

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Jack E. Kosakowski

Summer is around the corner, temperatures are heating up, and teens are getting ready for that quintessential rite of passage: the summer job. But times have changed.

Summer Job Tax Implications for Students and Parents

Mark Steber | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Mark Steber

While summer jobs and earnings have expected tax implications for the summer worker, much to the surprise of the parent, there can be an impact on their tax return too.

How NYC Businesses Help Local High School Students Get to Work

Michael Haberman | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York
Michael Haberman

Successful businesses understand that it's best to make investments early. And that's why so many of New York City's top firms are investing in local high school students through the PENCIL Fellows Program: investing in our students means a better, more productive workforce tomorrow.

Youth Employment Turning the Corner in 2012

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Sec. Hilda Solis

As young Americans all across the country head back to a new school year, I'm excited to say that many more will take with them lessons learned through summer jobs.

Pilot Lessons

Lorraine Duffy Merkl | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lorraine Duffy Merkl

Sometimes I purposely make the whirring noise of rapidly spinning propellers to punctuate the fact that like many Manhattan mothers I am called a "helicopter."

5 Ways To Rev Up A Summer Job Search

Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty

Summer is a fantastic time to jumpstart your job-search efforts because your application will have less competition, plus it offers numerous social events for networking and fine-tuning your elevator pitch.

Empowering And Educating Our Youth Through Summer Jobs

Susan A. Buffett | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Susan A. Buffett

Here in Omaha, we've partnered with two other local foundations, the university and city government to support a summer employment program for youth ages 15-18 with no prior work experience who live in the most impoverished neighborhoods.

You Never Know Where A Job Will Take You

Michael Haberman | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Michael Haberman

Summer jobs correlate with increased income and better job security later in life -- by hiring teens, businesses invest in the future.

Summer Jobs Set The Framework For Future Success

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

This summer, teenagers are going to be looking for work, but about one in five won't find a job. The teen unemployment rate -- currently at 23.7 percent nationally -- is the highest for any group in the U.S.

Early Tax Lessons for Summer Jobs

Mark Steber | Posted 09.16.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Summer jobs are a great opportunity for young Americans to learn about income taxes, and also to increase their personal financial literacy by understanding that taxes are not just automatic and don't always result in a refund.

July Is Latin for "Don't Think About College"-- Really!

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 09.04.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Summer vacation may have been designed to let students help out with the crops, but now it offers a chance to recharge, do something different, and remember there's more to the world than the next bell, next text, or next test prep class.