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Subject: Re: financial aid Date: 7/12/2013 11:43 AM
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Wish I had known about internships at the schools. Too late now, but I thought only businesses (e.g. Intel) did that. And usually they do it for college students, not high school. There are several people at my company who started at college interns who received offers after graduating.

Sorry, I wasn't clear. The high school summer program Eldest did we had to pay for. He stayed in a dorm room and had classes/projects centered around his interest, computers, which was a strong point of the school he summered at. It was a great trial run for college, and gave him great exposure to the department he would have majored in, allowing them to check him out an visa versa. Now he is an intern after his freshman year at college, making $1,000/week. That will go a long way towards funding what he needs, and gives this 18 year old some credibility for future internships, as well as a fall back for next year if he can't find a different company he prefers to take for a spin.

There is more to higher ed than what is taught in the classroom. A school with a decent co-op/internship program is the one requirement we are insisting on for our kids. My personal experience with it was fantastic, but I think Youngest has finally bought into it seeing how well it has already worked for his brother.

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