Money: Where The Jobs Are

It's dog days for summer work, but we offer some tips that will boost your odds

Summer jobs are tougher to come by than they have been in many years. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the hiring of college graduates fell 36% from 2001 to 2002 and isn't expected to pick up in 2003. Students find themselves competing for internships and summer programs with newly minted grads willing to take anything to get a foot in the door. "The traditional recruiters who've hired from us for years [for summer programs] are hiring fewer students. Some aren't hiring at all," says Joan Mark, director of cooperative education and career services at Pace University in...

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