May 012013

Author: Makenzie O’Keefe


Summer is almost here and the hiring season is in full swing. But looking for summer jobs may be more difficult then students think. Students may need to begin looking for jobs as soon as possible if they are planning to work this summer. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the youth employment rate last summer was 48.8%, the lowest since 1948. This summer could be similar.

Making plans to look early is crucial for students. Using resources such as the CSU Career Center and social media, students needs to begin establishing connections with future employers. Katie Flint, Associate Director of the CSU Career Center, talked about the benefits the career center has, and how students should communicate all skills to future employers, not just education experience. Students should try looking into jobs they wouldn’t normally consider, highlight all skills in his or her resume, and start the process by deciding which kind of job wanted.

Although the process may be difficult and discouraging sometimes, if students just keep applying places and use their resources, you should have no problem landing a summer job.

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