Sometimes, when you’re at college, you might find that your student loan only goes so far. Do you find yourself a little light in the wallet as the end of the semester draws near? Well, if there are problems with your finances you might feel the time is right to get yourself a job. This is actually a really great idea for several reasons. For starters, you will be getting regular income to help you out in your daily life, and, what’s more, you will gain experience in getting a job.
But, it’s important to think about the sort of job you might want to go for. It’s not as though you can start working nine to five city jobs while studying for a degree. That’s why it makes the most sense to try to look for jobs on campus that you can do. There are plenty of different campus opportunities that you need to be taking advantage of – here are some of the best ones.
Students love coffee, and there is bound to be at least one place on the campus where you can grab a hot cup o’ java. That makes the college cafe a perfect place for you to visit if you want to get a job that’s not too taxing, and lets you be sociable. It’s a clever way of saving money on hot drinks (as hopefully you’ll get some free), and you get to meet new people. On top of all of that, you’re going to be able to work your own hours and get the hang of what it’s like working a job like this in the real world. An invaluable skill, and a job that is perfect for students.
Let’s be honest, as students, we all like to have a drink, but what about being on the other side of the bar? If you want to really save some cents, you might consider taking a job as a bartender. It’s a wonderfully social job, and you get to earn money pulling pints at the same time. Sure, it might be difficult to stomach seeing all your friends out and about while you’re working, but you’ll soon get used to it. Bartending is also a useful skill to have because it provides you with the option of getting bar work whenever you need cash.
Research assistant is actually a really awesome job to have because it is something you can learn an awful lot from, and it may help toward extras credit as well. Check out what departments are recruiting paid research assistants, and make sure you apply. You might not make a lot of money doing this, but it’s excellent for developing and honing your research skills and expanding your knowledge as well. It can be a fun, interesting, and informative way of making some money on the side.
This is one of the most fun and accessible jobs, and it’s always in high demand. You’ll need knowledge of the campus, and the surrounding areas, but, if you feel confident enough, being a tour guide is great. It’s the ideal way of ensuring you interact with potential newcomers, and acting as an ambassador for the college. You will be able to make some decent cash while improving your skills speaking publicly in front of crowds, and that’s a win-win in our book!
There are lots of jobs you can take on as a student, and these are just a few of the best. What we love about these job choices is that you don’t have to leave campus in order to be able to do them! They are some excellent jobs you can get involved with during the year, or, even, once the semester is over, and you’re on leave. Check out these job opportunities, and try to snag one while you can.