Students mix school and work

For many college students, summer is either a time to find a summer job, to help pay for school, or take summer classes. For second year Culinary Arts student, Chad Borchers, he mixed the two.Chad

Borchers decided to make his usual summer job, of being a Senior Counselor at Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp, into a work-study position.

“I decided to do my work-study at camp because I really enjoy the environment there,” Borchers said.

Borchers worked with the camp’s chef, Kevin H, and prepared meals for the campers and banquets. Meals included normal meals in the dining hall, but also a beach cookout and a fine dining experience for the adults during Family Camp weeks.

“To get my work-study hours in, I helped with Breakfast, Lunch and Supper also with different banquets,” Borchers said.

Other events Borchers worked on included a staff banquet for all of the staff members at the camp and a Scandinavian Feast for the camp that they host every year as a fundraiser for the camp.

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, 13.5% of full time undergraduate students take a work-study position.

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