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    Any one have any great ideas for a summer job opportunity for a college student? The closer to Des Moines the better.



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    I made the best money roofing houses. I got to be outside, got a nice tan, and made a lot of money. Of course its hard and you work some long hours, but it really pays off in the long run.
    You could also get on with a landscaping crew or construction.
    You could try getting an internship, it may not pay as well (if at all) but is always nice to get some experience in your field and a nice resume builder.
    Assuming you are a student at ISU, check the student job board. There seems to be a lot of jobs for college students, although most of those are in the Ames area or closely surrounding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I made the best money roofing houses. I got to be outside, got a nice tan, and made a lot of money. Of course its hard and you work some long hours, but it really pays off in the long run.
    You could also get on with a landscaping crew or construction.
    You could try getting an internship, it may not pay as well (if at all) but is always nice to get some experience in your field and a nice resume builder.
    Assuming you are a student at ISU, check the student job board. There seems to be a lot of jobs for college students, although most of those are in the Ames area or closely surrounding.
    Last summer was beautiful for roofing, nice and cool which made the job about 50% better.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    Last summer was beautiful for roofing, nice and cool which made the job about 50% better.
    Very true. I can only remember maybe 2-3 days where it was really hot and humid. Other than that, it was a walk in the park.


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    Re: Summer Jobs

    Check usajobs.gov and search for Des Moines. They've started posting summer intern positions.



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    If at all possible, I would recommend getting an internship. You can never have to much experience in your field of study. My degree required me to have a minimum of 400hrs in and internship position and I think it really paid off.


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    I worked at IBP one summer (pork slaughter house). Funny how my grades really improved that next semester.



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    I always got summer jobs working on the railroad. Made a lot of money, not much fun.



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    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    I worked at IBP one summer (pork slaughter house). Funny how my grades really improved that next semester.
    I actually interned at Hormel Foods in Fremont, NE. It is bad when I was located at 1 of 4 plants out of many that they slaughtered in, but also had to live in Nebraska. I actually had to go the first 2 weeks with out cable, because their cable company was Time Warner out of Omaha. Talk about fun. The neat thing was I found out where the library was and used their internet, but still counted more mullets at the library in one day than I had seen in my whole life.


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    Seed companies are always looking for reliable summer help.




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    Quote Originally Posted by yler4cy View Post
    I actually interned at Hormel Foods in Fremont, NE. It is bad when I was located at 1 of 4 plants out of many that they slaughtered in, but also had to live in Nebraska. I actually had to go the first 2 weeks with out cable, because their cable company was Time Warner out of Omaha. Talk about fun. The neat thing was I found out where the library was and used their internet, but still counted more mullets at the library in one day than I had seen in my whole life.
    Apparently you have been to the Iowa State Fair on East-Sider Night!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    Apparently you have been to the Iowa State Fair on East-Sider Night!!
    It is kind of like a petting zoo on east sider night.



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