If you're a college student or have been in college you most likely worked a majority of your summer(s) away. Although this can be hard work, a lot of life lessons can come along with it.
1. Anything hard to reach is typically worth your while.
Having a financial need and goals in need of reaching makes all your hard work worthwhile. You feel like it finally pays off once you pay that big tuition bill or place a good chunk of your pay check into a savings account for spending later.
2. Time is precious.
Time off is very special to you and how you spend it is valuable, so when you finally book that well deserved vacation or plan that beach trip during your off time, it really can help you gain brownie points in your friend and family departments.
3. Realizing responsibility.
By having a job (or multiple jobs), you realize the commitment you are making to each one of them. By having these commitments, it keeps you focused on your goals. Working your butt off is helping you pay your bills and reach your goals so keeping true to your commitments is a necessary skill to have.
4. Effort is appreciated.
If you work hard at your job(s), your employers, boss, and coworkers will all take notice and appreciate your effort and diligence even if they don't say it all the time. Because of this, effort should be reciprocated to you as well.
5. Strong work ethic is rewarded.
By working and giving 110% at your job, many will take notice and this and you will be rewarded some how. Whether its compensation, good karma, or other perks.