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Various summer jobs provide lessons, prepare students for future

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Junior Ryan Buch assists kids with a sailboat while working at the Lake Arlington Sailing Camp.

Junior Ryan Buch assists kids with a sailboat while working at the Lake Arlington Sailing Camp.

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Junior Ryan Buch assists kids with a sailboat while working at the Lake Arlington Sailing Camp.

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Summer. A time for relaxation. Well, mostly for relaxation.

According to a Twitter poll put out by The Correspondent, 69 percent of students held jobs this summer. While the jobs amongst students vary greatly, their jobs often contain similarities.

When the school year draws to a close, some students are already set on where they plan to work in the summer.

“My sister had worked [at the River Trails pool] before me and I just assumed I would follow in her footsteps,” senior Sarah Lippstreuer said.

Others use the many resources around them for guidance in finding and applying for jobs.

“I found it through the District 214 internship program,” senior Emily Kyle said, regarding her summer internship at REX Manufacturing.

With college quickly approaching, seniors are often looking for summer jobs that are related to their interested field of study.

“I chose [to be a camp counselor] because I am thinking about being a teacher so I though this would be a good experience for me,” senior Annie Durava said.

Jobs not only provide money and something to do over the summer, but they can also teach valuable lessons.

“I learned that you have to be creative your approach when teaching kids and have to keep things fun,” junior Susan Ferris said.

These lessons can also help students while making decision about their future colleges and careers.

“I have gained greater insights into engineering, more so the manufacturing part of engineering, but I also gained a lot through hands-on experience.”

While spending hours every week working may seem dull, some students are able to enjoy not only their jobs, but also their work environments.

“[The best part is] definitely the people I work with. We all complain about being there, but we all come back because we get really close over the summer,” senior Sarah Lippstreuer said.

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