10. Be Honest About Your Time Commitments
Finally, once you have been offered a position, be honest about your time commitments in the summer and during the school year if the job lasts beyond the summer. "Phrase it in a positive way by saying here's the amount I could give this summer and I could continue this fall in a mutually beneficial way."
Pollak says students shouldn't worry too much about finding the "perfect" job that looks good on a college application this summer. "Nobody's going to judge you by how you got by this summer; it's a hard time," Pollak says. "It's still perfectly respectable and fine to get a job mowing lawns or baby-sitting or waiting tables. Absolutely go for your dreams and goals, but this may be the year where showing some hard work, diligence, and perseverance is OK in the end."