Student Life

Paying for college: Top three summer jobs of SPU’s 2017 incoming class

To help pay for college, many students get a summer job. We asked Seattle Pacific University’s 2017 incoming class what sort of things they're doing to save up cash over the summer.

3. More Frosting, Please: @em_nuelle

Bakery cupcakes and brownies

Emma’s spending her summer working in at a bakery in Salem, Oregon. Now that’s a pretty sweet gig.


2. Conservation Nation: @hal_ley

Haley working with The Nature Conservancy in North Dakota

Haley’s spending her summer in North Dakota for a paid internship with The Nature Conservancy. Her role as part of the Leaders for Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) focuses on doing conservation work on nature preserves. She’s seen bison, prairie dogs, ancient fossils … and a ton of bugs that we don’t have in the Pacific Northwest.


1. Science, Math, and Elephants: @n_linn_t

Children and Elephants at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington

As part of her work as a camp counselor, Nicole takes elementary school students to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. It’s part of the Science and Math Institute in Tacoma, Washington, and honestly sounds STEMtastic.



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