Marisa Roper and Iliana Deanda
Summer is right around the corner and many students will be looking for a summer-time job to put a little extra cash into their pockets.CGCC student Nathan Poorman said that he will work this summer with his own company, Lawn Enforcement.
Lawn Enforcement is a landscaping business that Poorman and two of his friends have put together to make some extra cash this summer and possibly even make a career out of it.
“We’re going to make it big. Our goal is 500 houses by the end of the summer,” Poorman said.
With his team making anywhere between 50-60 dollars a house and potentially $750 for a day’s work, Poorman doesn’t complain.
Other jobs available this summer are child day cares, where one can make up to $11 per hour, or working with the Salt River Recreation Department.
“One job that is popular over the summer is working at the river. I have done this for a few years now and it’s really cool,” said MCC student Kyle Andrews.
“Even though it’s really hot it pays well. Plus what other job is out there that allows you to look at chicks in bikini’s all day?” Andrews said.
Some other available positions with the Salt River Recreation Department are pool monitor and concession worker, starting part-time pay is $8.25.
ASU student Keysha Gonzalez said that she will continue with her job at the Superstition Springs Golf Course driving the cart and working at the restaurant and banquet.
“It’s a blast. It’s a lot of fun and you make really good money in tips,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez said she can make up to $150 on a good day.
Currently Golfland Sunsplash is hiring lifeguards for their 2009 summer team.
Training and licensing will be provided by Golfland staff.
“I have had a lot of experience swimming so I think this job would really suit me,” said MCC student Carla Winget.
“I think it would be a great way to meet people. Being apart of a team is what I would really enjoy as well as getting a good tan this summer. Hopefully I can achieve both if I get hired,” Winget said.
Beth Bittner, a student advisor at the Red Mountain campus said summer time employment might also be available on campus, depending on the department.
Students would have to visit the desired department to find out available positions, Bittner said.
For more information on employment, visit MCC’s career center.