I worked in a small grocery store. I managed shipments, stocked shelves, scanned items and wrote checks.
I learned that I do NOT want to work in a store.
Unfortunately, I waited till the last minute when planning! I would have selected another place if I had planned ahead of time.
I also got to test the water along the boatyard to see if the water might have been contaminated by oil or other boatyard pollution.
I worked at a boatyard. I mostly worked on boats, sanding, painting and maintenance work.
If I were to do this again, I would plan ahead better.
I liked that my job was close and easy to get to. The transportation was easy. I also already knew some of the people who worked at the boatyard.
Worked in the STEAM LAB at HMS. I helped middle school students with coding and 3D printing. I got to see how teachers did their lesson planning.
Working with students was interesting, but it wasn't my first choice. I ended up at the school because I had a hard time finding an internship working with audio/visual equipment. That was my first choice.
Start planning NOW! Talk to your parents and advisors about job shadowing ideas and your interests.