This is a valuable way to gain skills and insight to career possibilities while continuing to earn money in another position. Students should always look for value in jobs even though it may appear to be far from what their career goals have been. There are many advantages to working with diverse populations, developing team work and customer service experience in less glamorous summer positions. These skills will also be critical in a student's future. Students shouldn't discount practicing skills now that they will need as professionals. Students explanations of the skills they gain in these positions can really help to land a future internship. A potential employer will respect a student's appreciation of his/her work experience and the mature response s/he has to understanding the work environment.
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