Like many young people trying to find their first job, Sandi Armijo kept running into the same wall. Every job she applied for demanded experience that she lacked. When her mentor at the Pal Center recommended the Summer Youth Employment Program, Sandi jumped at the chance. She received one-on-one help with interviewing and her resumé which landed her a paid internship as a fiscal assistant with the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department. As Sandi works towards her accounting degree at Cal State San Bernardino, Sandi’s work experience is helping her get ahead both in the classroom and out in the real world environment. “I’m now doing the things that my professors talk about,” she said. “If you really like what you do, everything can happen as long as you want it bad enough.”