In fact, Seth Allen, immediate past president of the Common Application, a group of 400 colleges and universities that use a standardized undergraduate application form, sees a widespread misconception “that getting a paid job isn’t nearly as valuable an experience as going to a physics boot camp or building homes for the less fortunate on a Caribbean island.”
Dean of Admission Seth Allen says summer jobs won't hurt college chances
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Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition
New York, NY, United States
May 1, 2010
Seth Allen, dean of admission and financial aid
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