Employment is one of the most under-rated pieces of a college application, but admissions officers like to see that students have successfully held jobs - either paid or volunteer positions. In addition to being an opportunity to acquire important life skills and demonstrate broad competence here are more reasons why employment matters: * The student has been accountable to someone other than their parents and teachers for their work
* They've had to manage their time, sometimes sacrificing "fun" for work.
* They've had a chance to work with people from different backgrounds, with difference experiences and education, and of different ages than the people they come in contact with during a typical day.
* They've learned how to do work that can be tedious without quitting.
* They've learned the value of a dollar.
Opportunities for summer employment are still available - if you can't find anything locally, here are some other internships to investigate.