If you can’t find a summer job in your hometown, maybe some of these places might help you out.
Personal finance website WalletHub compiled data from over 180 US markets to determine where the best place to be to next your summer job or internship. To determine the rankings, the research used 21 metrics ranging from median income, median rent and the overall availability of summer jobs.
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Their findings determined Orlando, Florida was the top place for teens and young adults (ages 16 to 24) to get a summer job. Other top area included Scottsdale, AZ, Denver, CO, Delaware (Dover and Wilmington).
Finding a job in New York City is extremely tough, with the Big Apple ranking at No. 113 on the list. New York City had one of the five highest rental prices as well as the lowest median income of part-time workers, according to the study.
Berkeley College Senior Director of Career Services Flore Dorcely-Mohr said students should start looking at summer jobs early — in April — instead of trying to scrape together something last minute at the start of summer.
She also suggested finding something that will overall benefit you and make you a better worker moving forward.
“The question to ask is if the experience doesn’t teach you anything, how important is the name?,” Dorcely-Mohr said. “I also have seen some amazing opportunities be ignored because they are a few minutes outside of where a student might normally travel – this is a huge mistake! I implore my students that if it is a great opportunity, remember that you are only going to be there for a few months, but you will be rewarded with an experience that could establish your professional career. Don’t limit yourself because you are afraid of the commute.”
The best places to get a summer job, according to WalletHub
- Orlando, Florida
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Denver, Colorado
- Dover, Delaware
- Wilmington, Delaware
- Portland, Maine
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Austin, Texas
- Columbia, Maryland
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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