Where To Find A Part Time Job While Attending College

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College life isn’t just attending classes with many students balancing campus clubs or even part time jobs while pursuing a degree. A handful of students manage to work full time, wrapping college around their busy schedules.

job interviewFor students living on campus, particularly those without personal transportation to take them where they want to go, finding part time work can be a bit of a challenge, but there are jobs to be had. You probably know how many hours per week you can handle working, but maybe you aren’t sure where to start looking.

Let’s take a look at some options available to you in your quest for part time employment:

College Bookstore – One of the largest on campus employers is the college bookstore. Most schools contract this business out to the highest bidder so you won’t be working for the school, but a private employer.

College Support Staff – Mostly every college has an employment board posted to their website. Check this page out and apply for work that is suitable for you. Library assistants, cafeteria workers, event staff and tutors are among the many positions that can become available.

Professor’s Assistant – Usually reserved for upperclassmen, busy professors will sometimes have an assistant tasked with helping them manage their schedules, grade papers, respond to student requests, etc. Expect the requirements to be high for this position (excellent grades) while the pay may only be nominal. Still, it can put a few extra bucks in your wallet.

Online Work – If you have access to a computer you can use your computer skills to perform online work. Write articles, manage spreadsheets, send out emails for businesses, etc. Check Craigslist and other online sites for opportunities but beware of scams: they seem to dominate the online work market! Use online networks like LinkedIn, MySpace, and Facebook to connect with employers too.

Of course, if you can get to any business located right off campus, then your opportunities are further expanded. Take advantage of what is around you to find the job that best suits you.


Adv. — Is your family experiencing a financial shortfall this academic year? Scholarships, grants, 529 money, and part time work may not be enough. Learn about private student loans by visiting SayStudent.com, your portal for college financial assistance. We have free tools for your download and updated information about current college financing requirements.

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