If you’ve never done it, looking for a summer job may seem intimidating, but it’s really not. Doing something fun should be a priority. Summer is a great time to explore the world of work and build soft skills that will transfer from one job to another.
From life guarding to working at local museums or restaurants, tons of young people find interesting and rewarding jobs every summer. Perhaps you want to explore a career field by working in a related job for the summer or maybe you just want to do something unique that you may not have the opportunity to do again. To land a satisfying, relevant summer job the job seeker needs to think seriously about where they will be living over the summer and what type of work they want to pursue. A successful summer job search will include networking with friends, family, professionals and definitely talking with your Career Advisor.
Career Fields & Types of Summer Job Employers:
- The Sciences: Greenhouses, city park maintenance crews, chemical companies, scientific research firms, labs, weather bureaus, botanical gardens, and farms.
- Business: Banks or other financial agencies, retail stores,telemarketing organizations, advertising and public relations firms,insurance companies, and business offices or sales departments of any organization.
- Education, Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling: Child care organizations, test development corporations, hospital psychiatric wards, adoption agencies, summer camps, research organizations,schools and universities, mental health centers, halfway houses, youth organizations, or bookstores.
- English, Journalism, Languages, and the Arts: Advertising agencies, bookstores, publishers, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, radio and television stations, film companies, travel agencies,libraries, schools and universities, art or dance schools, photography studios, historical societies, art galleries, music stores, or museums.
- Health Fields: Research labs, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals,doctors’ and dentists’ offices, university research projects, nursing homes, clinics, or hospitals.
- Mathematics and Computer Science: Banks, investment firms, insurance companies, utility companies, engineering firms, weather bureaus, government agencies.
- Public and Environmental Affairs: Government offices (local,state, or federal), law firms, lobbyist organizations, environmental protection agencies, state and national parks, fisheries, recycling and waste disposal centers, and zoos.