Most students dread the thought of having a job while in college. However, generating an income does not have to come at the expense of your education. There are many jobs that college students can do whenever they have the time to do so. What are some examples of jobs that students can do while in school?
Pick Up Freelance Writing Jobs
English majors can make money while building a portfolio of clips that will help launch their careers. Sites like Helium, Textbroker and Squidoo are all sites that are worth checking out. You don’t have to have prior experience to be accepted to these sites.
This means that you don’t necessarily have to be an English major to take advantage of this option. All you need are good writing and composition skills. Sites such as Textbroker will ask that you submit a short writing sample to determine what level you will start at.
Consider Working As A Tutor
Tutoring is a great job for students who are in college. This is because they can work with their classmates who are in need of extra help while also getting paid. Tutoring jobs are also available online. Tutor.com is one of the most popular sites for those who want to pursue this option.
Students have the chance to work whenever they feel like it. Most online tutoring services are available 24/7 to accommodate students from around the world. Those who like to stay awake at night can take advantage of this opportunity to work when they are most awake.
Work On Campus
Look into getting jobs on campus. This allows you to work at times when you don’t have class. Your boss will understand that you may not have a lot of time to work each week. Hopefully he will also allow you to do your homework while you are working.
Working in the cafeteria, library or student center are all spots on campus that are looking for student workers. If you have work-study, you should have no problem getting a job just by applying for one.
Working During Breaks Is An Option
If you are worried about work getting in the way of your school schedule, you can always work during breaks. Students who had a job before going away to college should be able to work when they come back for breaks.
Picking up hours during the Christmas and summer break times should be no problem. Jobs that you can do part-time include working at the grocery store, doing landscaping work or serving as a lifeguard at the pool.
A Paid Internship Could Be The Answer
Paid internships can help a college student out in two different ways. Most internships are done over the summer months. If they are not, interns usually only have to work for a couple of hours at night or during the weekend. Internships may also offer college credit as well as a paycheck.
Internships are offered by many different companies. Students should choose a company that is in the field that they wish to enter after graduation. There is a good chance that a student who works as an intern during college will get a full-time job offer after graduation.
College students have a wide variety of job opportunities available to them. Paid internships, working as a tutor and freelance writing opportunities are among the best of those options. Don’t forget that you can get college credit and money for college while working for your school. All students should be on the lookout for an employer who will allow them to work at their convenience as to not interfere with class obligations.
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