5 Summer Jobs That Will Look Good On Your College Application

June 1, 2014 12:00 PM
5 Summer Jobs That Will Look Good On Your College Application

" Competition to get into any college, let alone the school of your dreams, is fierce. For those hoping to push their application to the top of the ever-growing heap, prior work experience can be a big plus. The right job history can up any candidate’s profile and turn hopeful applicants into freshmen. Wondering what type of job will make you stand out? Here are five to consider.

Medical Office or Hospital Worker

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For those hoping to pursue a medical career, landing a part-time job in a hospital or medical facility can provide hands-on experience in working with patients and dealing with family members, as well as facilitating a comfort level with medical jargon, protocols and procedures. Look for non-union jobs, such as office receptionist, hospital gift shop clerk or cafeteria cashier. Many hospitals offer stipend-based employment to students in their research laboratories, or as patient transporters. Dental, pediatric and podiatry offices also provide excellent opportunities for employment, as do chiropractic clinics. These types of jobs indicate a linear path as well as seriousness and commitment to your future profession, a huge plus in the eyes of college admissions departments "

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