Most grants are for those who are in extreme need or are in some other minority group, they’re not merit-based. Grants may cover all or part of tuition but, for those students not able to work while in school, they won’t cover the cost of living. This is where those easy scholarships can bridge the gap.
Persist (politely). Sometimes the job goes to the person who is in the right place at the right time. This means you must stay on recruiters’ radar screens by regularly reminding them of your interest and your fabulousness. Some ideas: Check in every few weeks with an additional suggestion for what you can contribute to the company, drop a note when you see the company mentioned in a news article (another great reason to set up those keyword news alerts) and check in whenever you have a new accomplishment to share. Warning: Don’t make contact more than once a week. I said persist, not pester!
The same idea as why to have fun applies here: You don’t yet have the responsibilities of an adult. You should treat this timeframe as an opportunity to get ahead whenever you can. No one’s judging you for your particular financial situation, and the details about everyone else’s personal finances are largely hidden, because a lot of people are either there on their parents’ money or the federal government’s. Just because some people spend a lot, doesn’t mean you should. If you get a head start now when you don’t have as many expenses (such as a house, a car, a lawn, or most costly of all, babies), you’ll be glad you did.
TIP: Mom and dad found the best baking days and shopped early in the morning. We loved going with them because most of the time the bread was still warm and the aroma was unbelievable. Fresh-bread grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup to this day is still my favorite comfort food.
Art & Drama Camp, for incoming fourth through eighth graders; includes computer graphics, drama, photography and art; 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14-18 and June 21-25; Saint Joseph High School, 1441 N. Michigan St., South Bend; (574) 233-6137, ext. 260.
Start with yourself. Look at your interests, you strengths, your weaknesses. Try to find careers that correspond to those. Consider a professional assessment to help think about them in a more systematic manner. If you are in school, check with your guidance counselor, career center, or other qualified professional.
As the population in California grows, so does the need for more medical facilities, and for Cal jobs in medicine. For example, according to the Orange county Register, a private health provider will soon open a new hospital in South Orange county to accommodate future growth. The new hospital should open in the fall of 2007 and will cost about 5 million. The facilities will provide approximately 600 to 800 additional jobs.
Special cooking camps will be held again by Martin’s Supermarket in Granger, Indiana. “This is the third year that the store has held these camps for kids.”The parents really have liked this because the kids learn a practical skill and have fun,” said Cindy Kaplan, Public Relations for Martin’s Supermarkets. A parent of cook campers agrees.