Alternative to Summer Jobs for Students

When summer break hits, teens everywhere typically go out in search of a part-time or seasonal job in order to earn some extra cash while school is out.  This can mean stiff competition among applicants and working a job that you may not enjoy.  employU has an alternative to the summer job grind – Career Camps.   

employU’s Career Camps are a great way for students to prepare for their future ahead by learning about the workforce and discovering different industries and career paths.  Our virtual career camps allow students to do this from the comfort of their home.  This means there are zero transportation worries to figure out.  As long as you have a computer, microphone and video capability, and working internet, you are good to go. 

Not only is this service free through Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and employU, but students will also earn money while participating in Career Camp.  That’s right, prepare for your future, explore different industries and careers to figure out what may be right for you, all while getting paid and all from home. 

 So, what are Career Camps? Career Camps are hands-on learning experiences offered as a 20-hour or 40-hour course. Students will: 

  • Receive a tax-free stipend of up to $50 per day for each day of camp 
  • Learn about the post-secondary options available and how to navigate the college application process and financial aid​ 
  • Practice goal setting and career planning 
  • Learn banking and budgeting 
  • Explore a wide variety of career industries by learning from guest speakers 

Last year, students heard from guest speakers working in many different industries including the automotive, technological, culinary, medical, marketing, fitness, and emergency service fields. These live, virtual speakers provide an interactive way for students to get a fuller picture of what working in each field can look like and ask any questions they may have. These types of interactions encourage engagement and can open the door to career paths the student may not have otherwise considered or been aware of.  


For more information on Career Camps, contact us using the form below.