When I was in high school, I was always consistantly busy. Most week nights I wouldn't be able to come home until 9pm. This was a bit stressful, but I handled it well. When summer came around, I wasnt as busy at all. So I got a job my summer before my senior year. See that picture above? Thats where I worked. It is my county's courthouse. I worked as an intern for that summer and earned minnimum wage. My job was to convert paper maps into an application that laid out the whole county. This made it so you could see the correct boundries and such without looking at a hundred maps. I had to make sure all the data was correct (points, numbers, line placement). If I was wrong it would mess the whole map up.
The other part of the summer, I worked with dogs and cats at our local animal shelter. They were running short on staff since the two boys that interned there were a bit squimish and did not want to continue with it. I worked with the dogs the most. They were all very lovable. Most dogs were there because of being hunting dogs and being too old. Some were just strays. Every morning I had to get up early and be there early to discuss duties for the day. Then we would make sure every dog recived their food and water. About 15 to 20 mins later we would let certain groups of the dogs out so we could clean out each kennel. After that was done, we took our lunch break which was an hour long. Right after we would feed them for dinner and possibly do some walks and then called it a day. By the end of the day I usually had brown stuff on my shirt that was not dirt. But over all that summer was realy nice.
During my second year of college, I had the practicum class for my degree. A practicum is essentially just a work study and help on making your porfolio. For this class I had to have 160 hours of working/volunteering in the area related to retail and fashion to get an A for the course. I moved into my apartment during the first of August and since then had started looking for a retail job anywhere. I applied to every clothing store close to where I had moved to and waited for a few weeks. I didn't hear anything for awhile, and I had to try for jobs at the mall. I appiled to so many I lost count. I finally got a call from rue21 a week later. I was so excited. I was hired as a part time sales associate. I really like working at rue21. Everyone I work with has been nice, and to be honest it beats cleaning dog kennels. It lets me be in touch with current trends and earn some extra cash. One reason I am really glad that I was able to work at rue21 is the fact that they dont 'push' their brand on to shirts and pants like other places do. Instead, they lean towards the actually style aspect of fashion instead of a branding aspect. I hope to continue working at rue21 for awhile.