While a camp counselor position provides an opportunity for students to develop many of the 10 skill sets
, working in government, non-profit or business internships or jobs usually provide more opportunities to develop the skill sets “gathering information
” and “using quantitative tools
.” These two skill sets are in short supply among many college graduates even if they take a heavy research and quantitative course load in college. Internships and summer jobs are about skill development and career exploration in preparing for a good job after college. The most important question is whether the choice is about living in the present and having fun or making a commitment to the future. That is a choice we all have to make every day.