Part-time jobs give many benefits to students. The first and most important: start earning while you’re learning. Other benefits may be:
- Gain experience related to your field of study
- Enhance your communication skills
- Get hands-on experience and exposure towards practical life
- Gain soft skills and learn how to deal with different people
- Learn to cope in different situations
- Develop time management skills and learn to prioritize
- Skills obtained may be applied to coursework
The extra cash that students earn while taking up part time work enables them to manage their daily expenses. Pay for their course books, dorm fees and other cooking or eating-out expenses. It also provides with a cushion in case of emergencies. There is student loan to worry about too once you have completed your study, starting to earn while studying enhances students to save some part of it and start paying off the loan earlier than anticipated.
Although part-time jobs offer wonderful benefits, students should also keep in mind that they’re first priority is to complete their studies. Any part-time work that they do should not interfere with their studies, or lecture timings. It should also not become an obstacle in the way of completing assignments on time. If students think it is unmanageable, choose to work only on weekends or take up work in summer breaks.
Some options of part-time jobs available to students are:
Work at a nearby restaurant or local bar. It requires little or no experience and the shift timings are flexible to manage with studies.
Call center’s offer flexible timings and the pay is also good. Working at call centers is a great way to learn how to deal clients in different situations and enhance communication skills.
Making money online is one of the easiest and fastest growing ways. It could also be a means to your becoming an entrepreneur. You never know you might hit the jackpot and become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Interestingly, many great ideas are born in the minds of students, usually while brainstorming with friends. Some ways to earn online are:
If you have a passion or interest, start writing about it. You can sign up with Google Ad sense and earn money via the ads posted on your blogs. If it attracts considerable amount of followers, you earn by each click on the ad. If it becomes more famous, brands could approach you to utilize your traffic towards their brand by advertising on your blog.
Take Part in Surveys
There are many online sources which pay you for participating in their surveys. You can earn some money just by a filling out a few questionnaires.
Consult Your Universities Placement Center
Every university has a placement center which helps their students in obtaining part time work. To earn some serious cash, gain experience, you can consult with them and they are sure to refer to you some places. It will also be relevant to your area of study and provide with the necessary exposure.
Another means is to work in/for your university. You can apply to be an on campus student guide. Working in your university has the added advantage of staying on campus and getting consideration for your schedule.
Another option available to you as a student is to teach other students. Giving lessons for a subject you are exceptionally good at can earn you some cash. Teaching also polishes your conceptual and presentation skills, which are both considered a plus when you apply for work.