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The Time to Start Building a Career Is in High School

In today’s economy, students face an ultracompetitive job market, where many college graduates are unemployed, underemployed, or have simply given up. So it’s no surprise that students are starting to build careers in high school in order to better compete for college admissions, college internships, and eventually full-time jobs.

In a study with, we found that high school students are already focusing on their careers, more so than college students, and that 50 percent of companies surveyed are creating high school internship programs this year.