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What is the best job on campus?

What kind of jobs should I apply for during my freshman year in college? #college #college-jobs


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Robert’s Answer

Depends what you like to do and how much time you have. In your freshman year you will need flexibility in any job, to work around your class schedule. Any job is less like "work" if you like the company or the product - if you like coffee maybe you would like to work at a starbucks but if you hate the smell of French fries, don't apply at the burger place. Interest and enthusiasm is most important, so decide what you are excited about first. It will show through in the interview and in how you do the job. If you love books and reading, look for a book store, and it almost doesn't matter what the specific job is.


Most places near campus expect students to need some flexibility, but some will work with you more than others - so ASK when you're interviewing for any job how they handle flexible schedule needs, and if it's possible, talk to someone who works there.


You can go to the job & career resources center and ask them what kind of jobs are available on campus, many campuses have call centers, library assistants, or other "office" type work, as well as food service, building & grounds maintenance type jobs. There may be jobs in whatever activities you're involved in like football or band.


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Dana’s Answer

Teacher assistant and campus bookstore are good starters if in a small town. Depending on what field you want to study that could also factor what kind of job that you would like to apply for . Good Luck , you will do great!


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Simeon’s Answer

There are two types of jobs that I would recommend for work studies: food-perk jobs and study-perk jobs. For food-perk, if you work at a cafeteria, you can get a lot of extra free food that isn't ramen. At my graduate studies, I was able to get a job as a student supervisor, which landed me infinite free food, which was a big win. I put on a lot of extra pounds, though, lol. For study-perk jobs, there are quiet jobs such as dorm front desk or library work where you are allowed to study and do homework while you are working. It helps you stay focused since you usually won't have friends distracting you from your studies. That way you can actually hang out with your friends and not be stressed out about the assignment you needed to make time for.

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