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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, March 30, 1987, Page 15, Image 15

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198711 J : Keep that summer suntan dark work at a shoreside job fit. IB By CAROLE FERGUSON Staff Writer If you Ye looking for fun and sun, a summer job by the sea may be just what you need to keep you busy and maybe even improve your tan. It's the perfect get-away from school and parents, and students can usually find shoreside jobs during the busy summer vacation months. Depending on what job you have, living at the beach can be the closest thing to a 3-month vacation. Students with beach living expe rience warn, however, that it's not the place for those who hope to return to school with cash accumulations. I made pretty much money, but I spent most of it," said Dana Bunker, a sophomore who spent last summer waitressing at Myrtle Beach. "The cost of living is high at the beach," she said. Will Allen, a freshman from Charlotte, didn't save much money By CLAY THORP Staff Writer Students wanting to mix business with pleasure in a relaxed atmos phere filled with the elements of the good life should consider interning at the resorts and beaches of the South. "There are a wide variety of areas in which to gain skills depending on students' interests and our availabil ity," said Tim Walker, director of group sales and marketing at Wolf Laurel Resort in Mars Hill, N.C. Potential jobs or internships can be arranged in recreation areas such as golf, tennis, and swimming. Walker said. Wolf Laurel has a flexible intern program run on an individual basis with students, depending on their interests. At Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C., seven internships are available in the "Fun for Kids" program, said Kristin Ritsema, s; His - -it o" im uyo o either, but he remembers his summer at North Myrtle Beach as "a big summer party." Allen spent nine hours a day lifeguarding and renting beach equip ment. That totals about 63 hours a week, he pointed out. So, lifeguard ing is obviously a job for people looking for maximum tanning time. UI lived in a house with 21 guys, and 14 girls lived next door," Allen said. The lifeguard service provided the lifeguards a free place to stay and a commission of what they made from rentals, Allen said. Most of the lifeguards working with Allen were males, but there were 3 female lifeguards. Most of the girls who worked for the service pushed carts selling frozen lemonade, Allen said. "They made more money," he said. Allen said he was never faced with a real emergency situation, although there was some excitement one day when a 12-foot shark was spotted earby resorts are still looking for staffers to handle the upcoming vacation season internship director at the resort. The interns in the program act as counselors in charge of four to 12 children staying with their families at the resort, Ritsema said. Interns work at the pool, the bicycle shop, or on special projects such as the Fourth of July celebration. Interns get one meal a day and a stipend of $250 for the summer, Ritsema said. The resort also pro vides housing if it is readily available. Grandfather Mountain Golf and Country Club in Linville, N.C, is also a good place to find a job. "We do quite a bit of hiring in the summer," said Tommy Suddreth, club manager at the resort. Jobs are sometimes available in the dining room, the kitchen, the golf and tennis areas and with the grounds keeping crew. Hounds Ears Resort in Blowing Rock. N.C. also does a lot of hiring in the summer, said David Blust, club manager. o o close to shore. He did not have to save anyone from drowning, but he had to swim out at least six or seven times per day to bring in people who had gone too far out into the ocean. "You spend a lot of time out in the sun and get to meet hundreds of people," Allen said. "It's a lot of work, though. It's not like a vacation." Waiting tables in restaurants at the beach is another traditional college student option. "The best time to get a job is the beginning of June,"said Brenda Chason, a senior who worked at North Myrtle Beach two summers ago. "It's pretty easy to find a job," she said. Chason said that restaurants wait to hire you when they need you, so the spring is usually too early to apply for a job. Chason and five other girls rented the downstairs section of a house. She made enough to cover her living However, Hounds Ears usually doesnt hire UNC students because summer break doesn't always coin cide with the peak tourist season. "It's difficult (for UNC students to work at the resort) because we have heavy business through September and October," Blust said. He said that most of Hounds Ears' interns come from surrounding schools such as Appalachian State University. Some other Southern resorts encounter problems with the timing of UNC's summer vacation schedule. The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C, usually doesn't hire summer workers because it is looking for a full-seasoned staff, said Greg H. Solms, director of human resources at the resort. The Inn does take some hotel Gt3U0Ui ethnic design from fqhanistan ejcico ma Univrsicv Square Chapel Hill w 0 expenses working only three nights a week at "The Roma" restaurant. She spent the rest of her free time sunning on the beach and just playing. Jeff Newsom, a sophomore from Atlantic Beach, didn't go for a traditional lifeguarding or restaurant job. His entrepreneurial spirit told him to start his own business. "I bought some beach equipment from a wholesale company rafts, umbrellas, boogie boards," Newsom said. He got a contract with a pier and set up a stand to rent his equipment out. "It's a pretty easy job," Newsom said. He earned about minimum wage the first year, but last year his profits doubled. "This will be my third summer, but I'm going to hire somebody to rent (the equipment) out," Newsom said. He has a new project in the planning stages for this year. "I'm selling keychains with pictures in them," he said. His uncle has a interns from Western Carolina Uni versity for a seven-month internship, Solms said. Solms encourages students to intern in the field of hotel manage WERE FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE COMPUTED AGE 21 1 S. 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However, if that project fails, he will still have his beach equipment business to fall back on. There are many beach opportun ities for students at the beach, but most people say that in order to plan your summer you have to keep trying and often take a chance. Students who have worked at the beach advise others to get together with a few friends, find a place to live, and pound the pavement for a job when they move down at the beginning to the summer. Those interested in lifeguarding will prob- ably have to apply for a job earlier, and can get information through the chamber of commerce at the beach where they want to work. ment. "Interns that come into the hospitality business are going to form the nucleus of the next generation of hoteliers." he said. American Heart Association

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