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Many students are 16 or older and ready to work part-time somewhere.  

Working can really help with becoming adult. 

BENEFITS

Studies show that students who work are more confident and possess better time-management skills than students who are not employed. In addition to offering a paycheck, some independence and satisfaction, a part-time job can provide both training and experience. Working teaches students about responsibility and can also reinforce what they are learning in school.

"Admission representatives want to find candidates who demonstrate maturity, responsibility, independence and initiative — and good workers certainly demonstrate those important character traits," Boshoven says. "Employers can write excellent recommendation letters for the students who have worked for them."

The major point that students should keep in mind is the importance of balance. Dan Crabtree, college and career counselor at Wheaton Academy in Illinois, explains, "We want our students to establish . . . a healthy balance in life . . . and work to maintain it throughout their lives."

If working will interfere with completing schoolwork, participating in extracurricular activities, spending time with family and friends or getting enough rest, it may not be a wise decision.

Taken from:  https://professionals.collegeboard.org/guidance/prepare/work

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