The best work-study jobs out there


It can be seriously daunting trying to work out what kind of job you want, especially if you’re studying at the same time, you need to get it right. After all, you don’t want to be so stressed out at work that it starts to affect your college work. If you’re a little stumped when it comes to figuring out which job would be right for you while studying, take a look at some of the suggestions below.

Peer Tutor

Everyone has different strengths, but if you’re comfortable with a one to one, then you’ll be just fine tutoring your peers. It’s the perfect way to really solidify your knowledge of what you’re learning. If you have already completed your first year of college, then it’s ideal because you can teach the first year’s material to all the new students who feel they’re struggling to get to grips with it all. Earn money, study hard.

The best work-study jobs out there

Bookstore Clerk

Most universities have bookstores on campus, after all, where are you going to go when the library is totally out? If you would rather take on preset responsibilities and not have to worry too much about what you’re going to be doing, then it can be a real positive and stress-free environment. Okay, that’s not to say it’s without its stresses, but the quiet hum of a bookstore can be all you need to keep your sanity and earn money at the same time.

Finance Office Assistant

This is an excellent way of getting your foot in the professional world as well as being a great job to balance your studies with. If you want to get a head start, then why not apply to work in the finance office, or in the financial aid office? You will have to make sure that you keep your hours manageable because you’ll be learning new, and valuable stuff on the job, so you don’t want those stresses interfering with your studies. However, it is an excellent addition to your resume.

New Student Leader

There are loads of jobs and roles that colleges would love you to fill, so they don’t have to! Who would be better to help orientate new students around campus than someone who knows exactly where everything is? Many universities are willing to pay good money to have students fill roles that will help new students have a happier, smoother time at college. You will spend more time getting to know new people at university, likely be awarded a bunch of discounts and a whole load of other perks. They also won’t want to get in the way of your studies and will make sure that the hours are manageable.

The best work-study jobs out there

Research assistant

Another great way of combining work and study is by becoming a research assistant, or even a teaching assistant. There are endless jobs that your lecturers and professors will need carrying out, so why not get paid at the same time? Not to mention, you will be in the middle of all the action. It is also another fantastic addition to your resume as you can add that you helped with various research you have carried out. Not to mention all the leadership and teamwork skills you will be developing. All the while getting paid and increasing your knowledge.

There are a bunch of great work-study choices, but you have to go with what’s right for you.