10 Ideas for Side Jobs as a Student
Read through Patrick's different ideas for side jobs you may consider as a student on a job hunt.
Life on a student budget isn’t always easy to manage. That’s why many students are on the lookout for a side job to help them finance their student life and to make things a little less complicated. In the following article, I have collected different ideas for side jobs you may consider as a student on a job hunt.
1. Try an internship
Working as an intern in a company of your choice is a great way to get some experience in your future working field. It also gives you the opportunity to try out different areas in your industry and figure out where you want to end up after your college degree.
Gaining some first-hand experience in a job can also help you understand the theory you learn during your lectures by putting it into practice.
2. Working for your university
Every university offers some jobs that are specifically written out for their own students. The advantage: You will not have to drive out to another place to get to your job.
By studying and working at your college, you can combine two things and bypass an extra commute, which will give you extra time for other things you might want to do.
3. Become a tutor
The best way to turn your knowledge into money is to become a tutor. Websites make it easy for you to find students who are searching for your help. Depending on your situation, you can either agree on an in person meeting or give some lessons online.
The benefit: You get to choose when and how much you want to work. Become a tutor and be your own boss!
4. Working as a waiter
A classic student job, but definitely worth a try. If you like to be in contact with people and enjoy social interactions, you could try to work as a waiter. It’s a great way to earn some money aside from university!
Plus: You get a little extra bonus through tips for your service.
5. Take part in a study
Studies form the base for a lot of scientific research. Just have a look at a bulletin board in your university, and you may find some notices looking for people to take part in a study.
They will most likely offer a compensation for your effort and if you are lucky you will end up contributing to new scientific insights.
6. Become a student worker at a company
Many companies offer positions that are especially meant for students. They give you the possibility to collect some work experience before entering the professional world after college. With some luck, you might be able to continue working at the company after your degree.
Even if not, you will at least be given the opportunity to collect some skills that will make you more attractive for future job positions.
Inside tip: International Campus GmbH offers several jobs in sales, marketing or other departments for which you can apply for as a working student or even after you finished your studies. Just contact them and collect experience for your CV.
7. Working as a babysitter
If you are great with kids and enjoy spending time with them, you could consider working as a babysitter. Of course, looking after kids comes with a certain responsibility, but it can also be a job that brings a lot of fun.
If you enjoy spending time with kids and are willing to come up with fun ideas to entertain them, becoming a babysitter is definitely worth a try.
8. Become a promoter
You love to talk to people and have no problem to approach them? If yes, you may consider a job as a promoter. Many initiatives also hire promoters for a limited time, which is great, if you are looking for a job limited to the time of your semester break.
Plus: Most of the time you will be paid a pretty good salary.
9. Become a barista
If you consider yourself a coffee fanatic, you could think about working at a coffee shop. It’s a great way to learn a new skill and perfect for all the coffee lovers out there.
10. Working in sales
Another classic, but this one comes with an extra advantage! I bet everyone has some kind of store they love spending time looking around in. If you are lucky, they may be looking for a seller to help them out.
The extra advantage: You may get an employee discount and save some money on your future purchases.
Some last words…
Even though finding a job isn’t always easy, especially if you are running out of ideas of what to look for, it is definitely worth the effort. It gives you the opportunity to make connections in a new city and gain new experiences.
I hope that this article was able to help you out and give you some new ideas for what kind of job to look for on your job hunt.
This article was written by our guest author Patrick Nadler from Tutor Space.
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