Hey readers! It is getting close to the end of the school year. Finals are quickly approaching and those last minute papers and presentations are being thrown together. I am sure most of you are not thinking about summer yet, oh wait… That is ALL we can think about! With summer comes freedom, social time, vacations and opportunities to further your professional development!

With the economy in the slums and companies not really looking for new employees poses a big problem for college students. Some of you may be lucky and already have a summer job. In that case, hold on to it! But for those of you who are in desperate need for a summer job or internship, I have some advice. Now you may ask “What kind of jobs are even available during the summer?”

The first place to start is Career Development right here on campus. We post job openings and internship opportunities on a daily basis. All you have to do is head to the top floor of Horrigan and ask to speak with Todd or Ann! They would love to help you! Also, an article from collegesuccess.com lists other options to finding a job… Click here to view the rest: http://collegesuccess.blog.com/2011/12/22/when-students-can%E2%80%99t-find-a-summer-job/

In a quick online search, you can find results for 11 Summer jobs for college students whether you are staying around Louisville or headed home for the summer. The first one on the list is Farms and Farmers Markets. Working outside would be a great way to get a tan while making money! Lots of farmers always need extra help around summer time and would love a college student ready to work.

If farming is not for you, no worries! Have you ever considered going to a local hotel or resort to get a “paid vacation”? According to freeshipping.org, several resorts and hotel operations offer programs specifically for people in their late teens and early twenties. There are multiple websites to browse for resort and overseas jobs, such as ResortJobs and JobMonkey. When searching similar sites, beware of bad offers. Some require payment upfront before allowing you access, those are phonies and are to be avoided. To see more job opportunities for college students visit: http://www.freeshipping.org/blog/11-summer-jobs-for-teens-and-college-students/

I hope this article has been of some help to you and good luck to everyone still hunting for a summer job! Thanks for reading this week’s post!


-Lindsay and Lauren