For an entire week, the high school senior filled out résumés — four or five a day.

“I was in desperate need for a job,” she said.

The hitch: Every place she applied wanted previous experience.

“Even fast food wants an employment history,” she said. “I didn’t have it.”

Now she does.

The 17-year-old is one of nine high schoolers getting much-needed work experience through the new Youth On Their Own’s Resale Home Store, 1642 N. Alvernon Way.

The shop, which opened in October, offers students semester-long, paid internships while University of Arizona Enactus students teach them about the retail industry. The kids also learn about job interviewing and get help preparing résumés.

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