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Harvard students last year earned $260,396.82 toward their education in jobs secured through the Harvard Student Employment Office, it was disclosed today in the annual report of the office, by Charles W. Duhig, Acting Director.
A total of 1,346 undergraduates, representing 37.6 per cent of the whole College enrollment, applied to the Student Employment office for work to help pay their expenses, Mr. Duhig's report showed. In 1938-39, 36.3 per cent of the students applied; in 1937-38, 35 per cent; and in 1936-37, one-third of the College. In addition, 784 graduates students registered with the office for work.
This total, which includes earnings of $39,426.38 provided at Harvard through the College's Temporary Student Employment Plan, was 2 per cent more than the earnings for the previous academic year.
More Typists Than Entertainers
Largest numbers of individual jobs in any field were 891 typist positions and 328 entertainer positions. Largest earnings of any one group went to 214 waiters of whom 67 worked in the Freshman Dining Hall.
Jobs were found for 1,316 applicants out of the total of 2,130 undergraduate and graduate students applying for work. This record of placement was 4.5 per cent better than the year before, Mr. Duhig said.
Term-time earnings were $135,782.57, and summer vacation earnings were &85,187.87. Largest earnings in the summer were received by tutor-companions, camp councillors, and hotel workers.
Guides Show 3,700 Around
The Harvard student guides, who conducted some 3,700 visitors on free guided tours of the University, earned $1,300 in wages from the College during the summer.
More than a hundred assignments were filled by the new Harvard student baby tending service inaugurated by the Employment Office last year. One student made a specialty of taking moving pictures of weddings; another was employed to retrieve a lady's hat from an abutment of the Harvard Bridge
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