Brookings Institution

Summer jobs become a higher priority for students

Summer jobs become a higher priority for students

After nearly four years working at a pizzeria, Reagan Huber said it was time to put her education to use.

Huber, a 20-year-old rising senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County from Ellicott City, studying math and computer science, is set to embark on her first office job this summer, interning at T. Rowe Price, the Baltimore investment house, on its asset allocation team.

She's not sure what she wants to do after graduation, but she believes the internship will help her figure that out.

"I'm graduating in a year," she said. "I just really felt like I needed more experience."

The 10-week internship pays a prorated $45,000 salary, or...

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