Thinking about a summer job?

The excitement and challenges of a first job can be both exhilarating and daunting for high school students. While the prospect of earning their own money and gaining independence is exciting, navigating the obstacles that come with employment can be challenging.

Transportation: Students without a car can still find alternative ways to get to work. Carpooling with friends or family members who have a car can be a viable option. In addition, ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft can be used by 18-year-olds with the knowledge and approval of their parents or legal guardians. It's important to note that students with their own cars should explore ways to reduce transportation costs, such as seeking out student auto insurance options that offer lower premiums or deductibles. Being on a family auto insurance plan is also cheaper than the student having their own single plan.

Work Permit: Obtaining a work permit is also necessary for minors seeking employment. To do this, students can use a pre-application form to collect the necessary information and signatures from their potential employer and their parents or legal guardian.

Work Physicals: Goshen Local Schools offer a school-based clinic that provides physical exams, which are required for work permits in Ohio. By taking advantage of the clinic's services, students can ensure that they meet the necessary health requirements for employment and obtain their work permit in a timely manner.

Summer break is a great time for students to pick up some job experience. Working over the summer can also help students save money for the upcoming school year and gain valuable skills and work experience that will benefit them in the future.