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More and more college students profiting from tourism in Charleston

Tourists are willing to spend more money and it's going in a lot of college students' pockets.

by Bella Starcher

Nearly 20% of all college students work in the popular food and bev industry.

And a lot of students are profiting from living in towns where that industry takes center stage, especially in tourist cities like Charleston.

“I make pretty good money. In most food and beverage restaurants I have made at least 45 an hour,” says Lilly Lose, a 21-year-old server for Hamby Catering. “I have been able to be financially independent for four years now.”

If she works 20 hours a week, that translates to $60,000 a year.

Not bad as she might be making more than some of her professors.

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