I need to start saving up for college now to have a realistic shot at attending any school without drowning in student loans. I’m trying to find a retail job but all the stores have a 18 year old minimum age requirement to apply. I also looked into internships but found the applications highly competitive and most don’t pay. Does anyone know of places that will hire me?
Hello, I am a certified Medical assistant and phlebotomist engaged in a masters program in anthropology. I am looking to perhaps change my work towards community health (from being a lab technician) but I would like an internship to try some different angles of that out. Do you have internship positions ?
My husband, is a retired paramedic, firefighter. Not enough pension to sustain us so he went back to school and received a bachelors in occupational health and safety. He is on the honor list and had a 3.8 GPA. He is a dedicated employee and is not afraid of hard work. He would bring so much to a company that would hire him. At 57 years old, he is not getting interviews and with a 20,000 loan to pay back, we as a family of very frustrated and uncertain of our future. How can he stand out to get an interview? He is more than willing to intern however, companies seem to want to intern new younger students. He is passionate for this field of employment. What can he/we do?
One area I would encourage young people who are still in high school or just graduated. Find yourself an internship dedicated to high schoolers or recent grads. It will give you experience and give you an opportunity to discover if you want a job in that chosen industry or not before you plop down a lot of time and money in education.
It does work. I have a good friend. She got a internship at a navy shipyard who does maintenance for most of the ships in the US fleet on the west coast while she was still in high school. She discovered she had the knack for electrical work. After high school she then applied to the apprentice program for this shipyard. Thanks to her internship. It give her a leg up in the hiring process.
Even now these many years later. She is still working for the yard. Now for a major contractor for the shipyard. Still loving her job, and what she is doing.
There are many opportunities like this if you nose around. Both in the public and private sectors. It may lead to a job out of high school or at the very least point you in the right direction. Or even get yourself a good mentor you can guide you in your professional development.
I myself wished I had gone this direction.