10 Jobs For College Students

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Listed are 10 Jobs that can help your college student earn some extra cash and maybe give your wallet some relief!

1.Campus Ambassador – Someone has to get the town crier and get the word out. Many corporate companies, from Google to Red Bull, Zip Car to Monster, hire students to act as ‘student ambassadors,’ spreading the word about their product or service on campus. If you’re outgoing and like to interact with people, this can be a really fun job, and might also come with perks like discounts or freebies.

Companies usually post these types of opportunities on Craigslist, but check with your college career services office, too.

2.Research Assistant – Many departments recruit paid research assistants. Not all research is in hard science, though. You may be able to find a job doing background research for English, history, psychology or sociology. While not all research assistantships are paid hourly, many come with a stipend. Either way, a position like this also strengthens your resume.

While looking up research jobs, you might also find opportunities to participate in research studies, too. This can be a fun (and interesting!) way to make cash on the side.

3.Library Attendant – If you can stand four- to eight- hour shifts in a hush of silence, working as a library attendant might be an ideal job for you, especially if you tend to spend lots of your time in the library to begin with. Library attendants generally have the responsibility of maintaining an environment conducive to work: making sure students aren’t talking loudly, or being disruptive with food or drinks, for example.

Also, most library attendants are able to get their own school work done while getting paid to oversee the library.

4.Barista – If you’re up for the hustle-and-bustle of a college café, consider working as a barista. Not only will you likely get your daily caffeine fix, for free—a clever way to save money, especially if you tend to spend $5 a day on a latte—but you’ll also get to know the “café” regulars and meet new people, too.

In addition, the skills you’ll learn as a barista, like making espresso drinks, working as a cashier, and counting change, for example, are easily translatable to other café and restaurant jobs that you might want to pursue post-graduation for extra cash.

5.Administrative Assistant – There’s a ton of tasks to be done on a college campus: phone calls to be made, papers to be filed, e-mails to be answered, just to name a few. Many academic departments hire student assistants at the beginning of each semester, so check in early to see if there’s an open spot.

You might also want to ask about job openings at your school’s staff offices, like its career services, student services or registrar, human resources, or information technology center, for example.

6.Fitness Class Instructor – Your college’s campus gym probably offers group fitness classes like yoga, pilates, kickboxing, cycling, or boxing. If you have the skills (or, if you’re a certified instructor) teaching a fitness class is the ideal way to stay in shape, meet like-minded students, and make money.

7.Peer Tutor– If you’re strong in a particular subject, why not tutor your peers to make some cash? If your university has an educational resource center, there may be a formal tutoring position you can apply for. Or, you can put up a flyer and advertise your services. Also, colleges with strong athletic programs usually recruit tutors to work with athletes.

8.Resident Assistant – While you often have to apply in advance to be a resident assistant, the position is one that comes with a huge perk: free housing. Although you’re responsible for overseeing your residents’ safety and organizing the occasional floor meeting or group outing, otherwise, the job isn’t too demanding, and can save you a ton of money each semester.

9.Campus Tour Guide – Do you love your school? Know the ins-and-outs of your campus? Want to spend time on your feet, discussing what’s so great about your college? If so, consider applying for a job as a campus tour guide.

Although it’s a position that requires a ton of energy it can be fun to engage with potential students, and it’s a great fit for college students who are extroverted and energetic.

10.Event Caterer – Most colleges and universities have their own catering company to provide for alumni events, networking nights, matriculation and graduation ceremonies, and admissions events that are on campus. Check in with your college’s dining services to see if there any opportunities for work.

These types of jobs often come with the perk of free food and the chance to meet important people associated with your college.


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