BENEFITS OF WORKING ON CAMPUS
• The Convenience
• Network, Network, Network
• Helping Your Peers
• Course-Friendly Flexible Hours
Colleges and universities offer thousands of on-campus jobs for students who want to get involved with campus while earning some income. With the rising cost of tuition, many students are turning to part-time jobs to cut some of the cost and work towards paying off loans while still in school. But, balancing academics and work can be tricky. Working on-campus allows for a more convenient alternative, cutting transportation cost and time, and allowing students to make university connections.
LIBRARY MONITOR – If you're worried you won't have enough time to devote to academics, consider working as a study hall or library monitor. Responsibilities generally include the supervision of study spaces to ensure a quiet atmosphere. It's a pretty easy job, but one with lots of downtime, which means you'll have plenty of time to catch up on reading, do homework or study for an exam.
ADMIN ASSISTANT – There are so many different places for a student to work as an admin assistant on campus. You'll likely find these jobs in the academic departments and admissions offices. Some busy professors might also seek personal admin assistants. These jobs probably won’t be very high-paying, but they tend to be low-stress and pretty casual. If you work in an academic department that you’re interested in, you'll have the opportunity to develop some valuable professional connections.
RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR – A residential advisor position is a good option for students who feel comfortable interacting with new people, solving social problems, and serving as part of a support network for their peers. Perks and benefits vary from school to school. You might not get paid in cash, but it’s common for residential advisors to get free housing. In general, working as a residential advisor isn't a huge time commitment.
TEACHING ASSISTANT – Certain departments (most often math and computer science departments) sometimes hire experienced upperclassmen to work as teaching assistants. This is obviously great teaching experience and is a good option for students who are looking for a social, high-responsibility job in a subject that they like. It's also a great way to forge professional connections in your field.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT – Research assistant jobs are great if you want to develop relationships with professors and/or grad students in your department. They're also a good way to explore interests in research and academia. A research assistant job might be very social (i.e. if you’re running research in the social sciences) or pretty solitary (i.e. if you’re working on an independent project in a chem lab). You may also have opportunities to develop very specialized skills, like using particular software programs or running special data analyses. These could serve you well when you apply to jobs in the future, even if they're just interesting things that set you apart from other applicants.
GRADER – With some classes have as many as 500 students enrolled, that's a lot of tests to grade, so professors often employ students within the department to grade tests. Although it's grunt work, the workload is generally spread out based on when the tests are, leaving lots of time in between for academics and extracurricular interests.
MAIL ROOM ASSISTANT – Mail rooms are usually located very close to student dorms, which also makes them conveniently located if you need to run to work after you sleep through your alarm. But there are other benefits to working in the mail room, it's a great way to meet other people on campus, for one. You also may have down time to work on other stuff, like catching up on your reading for classes.
TUTOR – This job may be one of the most lucrative options on this list. The only caveat, Freshmen don’t tend to have a ton of tutoring opportunities (because they’re at the bottom of the academic totem pole). Something to keep in mind as you get older and take more classes, you'll develop more expertise in some particular majors. The more experience you have, the more in demand you'll be, the more money you can make. Because of this, tutoring tends to pay off even more if you stick with it through college (and even after you graduate).
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