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Adeline Schimnoski sells flowers at the Budding Wheeling tent during an event over the summer.

While school is not in session, many students get summer jobs to cure their boredom. A job is a good way to earn some spending money for when back-to-school shopping comes around.

Many places in Wheeling are hiring teenagers to work for them. A popular spot for jobs in the summertime is Wheeling Park/Oglebay. Applications for these jobs can be found online at Oglebay.com. These parks have lots of different positions that need filling. “Different positions include Lifeguards, Lake attendants, pool attendants, refreshments attendants, and catering staff,” said Nat Goudy, Director of Wheeling Park. After filling out the application, there is an interview to see if the position is a good fit. The applicant must fill out paperwork if the position is an excellent fit.

Any 14- or 15-year-old applicant will need a work permit, which will be given to candidates after the Wheeling Park/Oglebay interview.

Getting experience at a new job is a great way to spend the summer. While making money is a driving force for most students who work, another bonus is new friendships and new experiences. “I like talking to my coworkers and making sales,” said Siyan Lopez, who works at Grow Ohio Valley’s Budding Wheeling. Customer service skills are excellent for later in life; a summer job is a good add-on to a resume. “It’s good to gain work experience for when you get out of high school by doing little jobs in the summer, and it helps you get to know other people,” said Lopez.

Whether an internship at a company or as a lifeguard, a job is a fabulous way to earn extra money and leave the house.

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