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Jun 4

Top 10 Reasons to Get a Summer Job

Posted By iamincontrol | June 4, 2013

Girl with summer job
The results are in!  Last month’s poll was:

Is having a summer job important to you?

You said:

  • Definitely.  It keeps you busy and helps your bank account.  (87%)
  • I’m too busy with summer sports to have a job.  (0%)
  • Nope.  I’m going to hang out with my friends all summer.  (0%)
  • No way, summer is for sleeping and watching TV.  (13%)

We definitely agree and think summer jobs are really important.  Here are some of the reasons why you should be looking for a job this summer.

Top 10 Reasons to Get a Summer Job

  1. Add to your resume. – Future employers and colleges are going to be looking for previous experience.
  2. Learn interview skills. – Knowing what it takes to ace a job interview will come in very handy later.  You might not ace your first one, but every bit of practice helps.
  3. Learn to deal with rejection. – Even if you don’t get the job you wanted, you will learn what it’s like to be rejected for a job.  This won’t be the only time rejection happens in your life, so the earlier you learn to cope, the better.
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May 8

HIT Week 2013 Video Contest

Posted By iamincontrol | May 8, 2013

HIT Week 2013 Video ContestLooking for something to do this summer?  Or do you just want to win a cool prize or gift certificate to your favorite restaurant or shopping mall?  The HIT Week 2013 Video Contest might be your chance! 
Health Insurance for Teens (HIT) Week is a campaign to increase awareness about the importance of health insurance for teens in Iowa.  HIT Week 2013 is August 11-17.  Create a video about why health insurance is important to you and submit it by July 31st for a chance to win.
Here’s everything you need to know about the contest:

 HIT Week 2013 Video Contest Rules
Consent and Waiver Form

Share this contest with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest using the share buttons above.  You can also print the attached flyer and hang it up at school or around your community to spread the word.

HIT Week 2013 Flyer Update
Nov 15

Foster Care College Resources

Posted By iamincontrol | November 15, 2012

By Doug

Were you in foster care?  Want to go to college?  Iowa College Student Aid may be able to help:

College Planning

There are resources available for career and college planning, financial aid, college admissions, and Free ACT, SAT, and GRE test preparation through I Have A Plan Iowa™.  They also have Iowa employment opportunities and resume preparation.

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