One of our Collegewise students from the class of 2005 wrote her essay about how certain she'd been that being a lifeguard on the beach would be the best summer job she could get…but that she couldn't have been more wrong. Turns out that the beach she was assigned to had no waves or currents, so nobody ever needed to be rescued. I remember her telling me how boring it was, that all she did for 8 hours a day was stare at the water and respond to the 30 people who'd come by her tower just ask where the bathrooms were. But she did enjoy learning all the first aid during her training, and was even able to use it when her friend cut her leg badly at a school dance.
I found out today that she was just accepted to medical school. You never where the things you're doing today might take you in the future.