Question of the Day; What percent of teens expect to work part-time while in college?

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Oct 28, 2018
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Question of the Day, Paying for College, Employment, Research, Current Events

Answer: 58%

Questions:

  • Do you plan to work part-time while in college? If so, how many hours do you want to work? 
  • If you don't plan to work part-time while in college, what jobs/internships do you want to pursue during the summer?
  • How much do you want to save from your part-time job/internships?
  • What do you think is the optimal number of hours for working a part-time job without impacting your studies? 

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Behind the numbers (Motley Fool):

College costs have gotten so out of hand that even families earning more than $100,000 per year are struggling to keep up. The fact that so many teens are aiming to work during college shows that they have a clear understanding of the expenses they'll face and that they're taking steps to avoid dangerous loads of student debt.

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How can you help your students land that first job? Be sure to check out the first unit in NGPF's Semester Course: Joining the Workforce

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.