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April 27, 2005

Tip of the week: Supervising students

Keep in mind, if you plan to hire high school youth for the summer, that times have changed. Don't expect that kids may have the same work ethic you did at their age. However, employing a high school student for the summer can be profitable for both of you if you follow these tips.

Set expectations before the first day of work. Give your teenage employee a job description and a list of your standards for performance for such things as attendance, punctuality and dress. Provide a phone number to call if the youth will be absent or late. Explain that being out late at night or watching the baby brother is not an acceptable excuse. Make certain the student understands that termination could be the consequence for repeatedly missing work.

Even for the most menial low-totem-pole job, explain why the job is important to you and your organization or business.



Teacher expo and job fair, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. All Baltimore County public schools will have representatives on site for interviews. For more information, call 800-832-2422, or log onto


Federal Job Search Seminar: Learn the 10 basic steps to improving your search for federal jobs, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mayor's Office of Employment Development, Eastside One-Stop Career Center, 3001 E. Madison St. Information, 410-396-9030


Accountability factor will be the focus of a morning-long seminar for managers and executives on greater performance from the work force, 8:30 a.m., Junior Achievement Building, Red Run Boulevard, Owings Mills. Cost is $99 and will benefit the local Junior Achievement program. Information: Harry Bosk, 410-665-4787.

SkillsUSA State Competition: Baltimore high school students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills, 9 a.m., Maritime Institute, 5700 Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum. For more information, contact Dorothy King, 410-396-7454.

May 9

Transition to nursing, a free seminar for those considering a career in nursing, 6 p.m., Harbor Hospital Life Resource Center, 2990 S. Hanover St., Baltimore. Reservations required. Call Andrea Kerns, 410-350- 2119.

May 21

Open house, for those interested in graduate courses in complementary (alternative) medicine, such as acupuncture and botanical healing, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tai Sophia Institute, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel. Information, 410-888-9048, ext. 6647.

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