Summer Slummin'

How true is that teen-slacker image? Only 47.6% of 16- to 19-year-olds were working or looking for work last month, the lowest June rate in 20 years. Does it matter? We asked two career experts, KATHERINE COHEN, founder of IvyWise, which counsels college applicants, and MARLYN MCGRATH LEWIS, director of admissions at Harvard College, for the most impressive ways to spend summer if you're college bound. --By Sora Song


COHEN makes all her students get a summer job, be it an internship on Wall Street or scooping ice cream at the local mall. By working, she says, "you can...

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