Most college students have growing needs and demands. While some need to buy gadgets and equipment or tools to aid in their learning (such as laptops, cameras, scientific or lab tools and machines, additional stationery and books etc.), others focus on buying new clothes to stay stylish and trendy or buy luxury items that they can flaunt off. There is also a third category of students; those who have taken a loan to pursue their higher education. Whatever be the case, the need for additional money is common between all these students. That’s the reason why part-time jobs have become so popular these days. Your free time during college days can be utilized very well in earning some additional money and attaining financial stability and comfort at a young age. Listed here are some of the best part-time jobs that college students can take up.
1.Tutoring: Teach what you have learnt so far in life. Help kids and young adults with their studies and exams by teaching them subjects that you excel in. You can even offer classes for various hobbies such as painting, playing a musical instrument, teaching a new language etc.
2.Babysitting: If you like kids, and have a decent knowledge and patience for handling them, then this is one of the most comfortable part-time jobs that you can take up. It pays well, and if your clients are sweet enough, you’ll get a lot of free meals and other benefits as well.
3.Working at a restaurant: Become a helper or a waiter at a restaurant or a coffee shop or a fast food joint. Most such places are flexible in terms of the hours you want to work for. A certain rate is set for services per hour, and your total is calculated by adding up all your work hours. Also, there are good tips to enjoy, which work well if the wait till the next paycheck seems really long!
4.Library supervision: College libraries often need someone to help them keep the library discipline in check, along with organizing the books and keeping an account of the new and old stock. You could help with that and earn some extra money. Since it’s in your own college campus, you don’t have to specially go somewhere to work.
5.Freelancing: You could be a freelance photographer, or a writer, or a digital artist or a web developer. Offer these services on a freelance basis to different companies or clients and enjoy some extra income. Freelancing jobs are very flexible, so there is no stress and pressure of fixed timings of work.
6.Retail Employee: This simply means working at a mall or a grocery store or a supermarket etc. You need to help customers with their purchases, make bills and keep a check on the stock. Of course, you will learn gradually on the job. Preference is given to those college students who can work during evening peak hours, on Sundays, and on general holidays.
7.Paid Internship: You could take up an internship in a company and earn some extra money. This could be an internship related to the field of study you are pursuing. The benefit here is that if your performance is good, your internship could translate into a full-time job immediately after you are done with college.
Each student has a different schedule in terms of college hours, study time, social life etc. So one must plan sensibly about the kind of part-time job that would suit them best, by not tiring them and by not interfering with their academic goals, and yet give them some income comfortably.