Burgers, With a Side of Skills

Burgers, With a Side of Skills

Chimore reluctantly takes a job at Wendy's but is surprised to learn skills she can use in many jobs, including time management, flexibility, discipline, and teamwork. [read more]

     
 

Keepin’ It Professional

After a teen colleague calls him "unprofessional," Desmin decides that his street style doesn't work in the office. [read more]

Keepin' It Professional
     
  Dream Jobs: What They Pay And How to Get Them

Dream Jobs: What They Pay
And How to Get Them


Taking off from U.S. News and World Report's list of top jobs, Maria gives a personalized take on jobs from pharmacist to translator to lawyer. She tells what they pay and how much training you need for each one. [read more]

     
 

I Took a Scam Job

Jianxin takes a summer job at a place that sells health products and earns a commission, not a salary. He works hard and never makes any money. [read more]

I Took a Scam Job
       
Thinking Ahead

Thinking Ahead

Minimum wage jobs provide spending money for foster youth, but too many get stuck in these dead-end jobs after they age out. Charlene gives advice on how youth can use internships, volunteer opportunities, and paid jobs to acquire higher-paying skills. [read more]

     
 

Young and Hungry

It takes a lot of sweat and hustling, but Joseph lands a job as a freelance film editor. [read more]

Young and Hungry
     
  It Takes Work to Get Work

It Takes Work to Get Work

Daniel interviews adult experts on the best ways for teens to find work. Their best advice is to make contacts through family and friends, and to walk the streets and speak to store owners. They also give advice on selling yourself and being persistent. [read more]

     
 

Train to Gain

Marissa doesn't like school but isn't old enough to take her GED. So she decides to enter the Job Corps, where she'll learn a profession and get paid at the same time. [read more]

Train to Gain
       
  Getting My First Job Was a Pain in the Butt! Getting My First Job Was a
Pain in the Butt!


Looking for her first job, Danielle suffers through difficult interviews and the vulnerability of having no experience. She gives advice to teens on conducting themselves professionally and maintaining a positive attitude despite rejection. [read more]
       
 

You’re Fired!

Christine has made every possible mistake in the work place. [read more]

You're Fired!
       
  Quiet on the Job Quiet on the Job

Danielle is unsure how to act around authority figures at school and work, and is criticized for being too quiet. [read more]
       
 

Rush Hour at Macy's

Sharif faces impatient customers, uncooperative cash registers, and self-doubts during his first day at work. But with a little help and his own resilience, he proves he can do the job. [read more]

Rush Hour at Macy's