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Do many students work on or off campus in collge? How easy is it to find a part-time job?

I am asking this question because I am considering working while on campus. Although I have been told it is a very strenuous thing to do whether on or off campus, i would still like some professional input as well. #work #college-jobs #campus

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Andrea’s Answer

Great question! If you have limited access to transportation, working on campus would be great! Plus its an opportunity to meet new people your age, while making money! Work experience is always a great addition to the hard work you put into the classroom. Working off campus might pay more - and will offer you different opportunities. Another idea is to take your summer interning or working at a seasonal job. I worked a few summers as a lifeguard, and each summer I went back I was promoted to different levels in management. By the time I was entering my senior year, I was making schedules, budgets, and training agendas for the lifeguards - it gave me a lot of management experience in a short amount of time.


Best of luck!

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Racquel’s Answer

Thank you for your question. It is very easy to find work on campus. Colleges and Universities have student jobs and programs that are accessible to all students looking for employment. If you would like to work off campus, many students choose to do the same because the pay is slightly higher off campus. It is a matter of choice. You can usually find open positions on you college website in the employment or career section. Hope this helps.

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Andy’s Answer

Hi Raina,


Glad to see that you're planning for financial stability right off the bat. When I was in my undergraduate program I knew many students who worked part-time jobs. Most of the people that I knew personally worked on-campus. Many schools also have work study programs that help to subsidize student salaries making them even more attractive to potential employers. You should look into that at your school.


So yes, to answer your questions, many students do work part-time while at school and it can be relatively easy to find work. On the other hand, finding work that might be relevant to your future career, or work that you actually enjoy might be a bit more difficult. For example, many student jobs involve monitoring computer labs, parking lots, working security for events or dorms, etc. Jobs working for professors, in labs or offices, might be more difficult to obtain or more stressful to work. So keep that in mind when you're looking for something.


As for on-campus versus off, many campus jobs are more lenient with studying on the job since they understand that you're a student. Off campus employers won't necessarily put your education first.


I hope that you find this information helpful. Good luck with your career and education.

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Mary ’s Answer

HI Raina,


It all depend on the type of job. Working part time would best depending on your major. Try applying for a job on campus because the flexibility will work around your schedule. The school cafeteria don't pay much but it would be a start and a good networking. Another job on campus is the locker room.


Good luck Raina

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