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College student takes unique summer job


PANORA (KWWL) -- We've heard it for months now, with thousands of people out of a job, getting a summer job has been difficult for many college students home for break. As a result, some are taking a different route. A summer job that serves two purposes.

For 12 weeks this summer you can find Tim Schulte at the Catholic Youth Camp in Panora.

"It's a huge commitment, giving up my entire summer, 12 weeks, and coming up here from Sunday through Friday," Schulte said.

He's a member of the seven person summer staff, who welcome hundreds of campers, counselors and directors each week. It's long days and long hours. Schulte works in the kitchen at the main hall. But his main duty is being a lifeguard at the pool.

"It's tough getting a job in the economy. As an accounting major I'm supposed to be getting an internship," Schulte said.

Heading into his senior year he has a decision to make, get an internship or work here.

"I really don't make a whole lot of money but there's so many benefits aside from a paycheck," Schulte said.

He's gotten some work experience already and decided to spend his last summer of college doing something more rewarding.

"This is an opportunity to make money while also strengthening my faith and there's more to live than making money," Schulte said.

And as the weeks before school approach, he hopes, come next spring, this experience makes him stand out.

"There's a lot of things that I care about and I feel are important and I think that it will show them that there's more to me than a name on a paper with a G.P.A. and degree," Schulte said.

Schulte has two more weeks left at camp before he moves back to UNI.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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