Jobs to Work While in College by Paisley Hansen

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Enrolling in a college program is a huge decision and deciding which college fits your goals and needs isn’t always easy. Not only do you want the best education for your career choice, but you’ll want to go somewhere you can create memories and grow. Of course, choosing the college you want to go to isn’t where it ends. Chances are, you’ll need a job while in school, and if that’s true, then you’ll want to make sure you’re near somewhere that offers flexible jobs that work around your schooling. So where do you begin when it comes to thinking of college and jobs to work while you’re attending classes? Read on for a few tips on jobs that could be a perfect fit while you attend school.

The Obvious

When it comes to balancing school and a job, you’ll want to make sure you have the motivation and mental energy to do both. A sure way to help you achieve that goal is by seeking a part-time job in something that aligns with your career choice or a hobby you enjoy. The great news, many companies will offer a part-time or flexible job if they know you’re going to school to learn and grow the skill needed for the role. Whether you have an interest in tempering steel, the automotive field, teaching, or anything else, you should start by looking at jobs that relate to your careers and hobbies.

The Easy

If you’re not having any luck in finding a job that follows your career or interest, then you can always check the school you’re attending to see what internal positions they have open for students. Most colleges have plenty of openings that need to be filled, whether it’s in their office, the cafeteria, or a cleaning crew, there’s likely something there for you.

Working on campus can save you a ton of time and money when it comes to commuting, especially if you live on-site in a dorm room. Even if you don’t live on-site, chances are you live somewhere near the college of your choice and if you work on campus, then getting to and from your college job shouldn’t be too much of a hassle.

If working a job at your school is something you want to consider, talk to the front office on where to find job openings and how to get started. If you feel like you could use a little extra help in determining where to get started and how to keep your schedule on track with your job, then plan a meeting with your school advisor and let them help guide you with the steps.

The Inspiring

Perhaps you’re hoping to get a different type of job than the ones previously listed. If this is you, then you may be looking for something different than what you’re going to school for. Sometimes your brain needs a different environment to recharge and if you enjoy getting away from school and thinking about something other than your career path, try a job in an opposite-field that seems like fun. Check out the nearby towns or cities while paying attention to drive time, of course, and browse the shops in the area. Bookshops are a great way to get your mind out of the office mindset and can give a different point of view when it comes to customers and business. If creative work is something you think you want to try, look into starting a part-time job with art stores, bookstores, pottery, and trades making. Now is the perfect time for you to explore and feel inspired.

Depending on the goals you want to achieve, finding a job for you will largely focus on what you want. Remember, focusing on a job you’re already going to school for will likely garner you a position. Choosing a hobby that interests you will keep you from getting bored. Seeking a convenient job can be found in the college you attend, and lastly, getting inspired and recharged can be as easy as looking for a job in town that has nothing to do with your college degree but still puts a smile on your face.