Sometimes being a student can feel like a full-time job, but sometimes you feel like you genuinely have nothing to do except watch Netflix. Maybe you got a light schedule this term, or you’re just better at time management than the rest of us, but if you have extra time to fill, you may be considering picking up a job. If that’s the case for you, we’ve put together some ideas for jobs you can do while you’re still in school.
1. Working in a Restaurant or Retail
This is probably an obvious choice for a student job, but for good reason! The flexibility of being able to work during the evenings or on weekends is great for students who have class during the week. You’re also likely to find a lot of opportunities for jobs like these very close to your university, which makes getting to work quite convenient. Best of all, lots of restaurants and retail stores offer an employee discount!
2. Become a Tutor
You’re in school, you have lots of smarts to share, and you can make some money off of this! Many universities hire students who have received high marks in courses work as peer tutors for students currently taking the course. You can also go out into the community and tutor primary or secondary school students in their studies (you were in their shoes once after all). What’s great about this is you can tutor as much or as little as your schedule allows, meaning you can still make a little cash even if you only have five hours a week to spare.
3. Freelance your Skills
This especially pertains to the creative types and can be a little more challenging to find, but this is a great way to get paid for work you really enjoy doing (and can even help boost your resume). If you’re an artist, you could design posters or advertisements for local businesses. If you’re a writer, you could submit articles to a magazine or newspaper. Lend your millennial skills and help out with social media for a company. If you’re a musician, offer up lessons. Working is a lot more fun when you’re doing something you enjoy!
4. Volunteer your Time
If you have spare time and want to put your skills to use, you can take on an unpaid internship or volunteer. You can work for an organization your passionate about, such as a political organization or a nonprofit, or you can intern with a company in your desired career path. Many of these unpaid internships offer real, valuable experience in a professional environment, and some even offer course credit. You can also volunteer with a cause you care deeply about. Giving back to the community is an incredibly valuable and rewarding way to spend your free time, so look into organizations near your campus and find one close to your heart.
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