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What job can I be able to work with as a student?

I want to take any job that I can possibly do with my skills and willing to learn and adopt new skills from the other people. student job-search technology

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Rychel’s Answer

Jose:

How exciting that you're hoping to find work while also being a student. Below are some suggestions I'd have for jobs that appear to be achievable while going to school.

Nanny - Nanny jobs are popular with college students because they offer plenty of flexibility.

Call Center Representative - Many college students are able to build a cushion by putting on a headset and working at a call center.

Virtual Assistant - This is a fitting job for any college student who is organized, a whiz on the computer, and, preferably, possesses previous administrative experience.

On-Demand Staffing Jobs - Those seeking variety and ultimate flexibility need look no further than Wonolo, our on-demand solution that puts you in touch with companies in need of extra help.

Food Service Worker - Waiting tables to get through college may sound like a cliche, but there’s a reason why serving, bartending, slinging espresso drinks, and washing dishes are such popular jobs among students.

Home Health Aide - The job also offers plenty of flexibility in the form of weekend and evening hours.

Sales Associate - According to Business News Daily, the most commonly-held jobs by American college students are sales associate positions.

Tutor - Tutoring jobs can be found in a variety of places, in peer tutoring programs at the university, at private firms, or even remotely, in online formats.

Administrative Assistant - Companies hiring administrative assistants may not offer the same level of flexibility as restaurants or retail stores, but they do provide professional office environments that can give college students a real edge as they head into the real world.

Hotel Front Desk Receptionist or Gym Receptionist - College students majoring in hospitality need look no further than hotel front desk receptionist positions. Similar to gym receptionist jobs, hotel receptionist positions offer the potential of 24-hour scheduling that can fit well within the work days of any college student.

Life Guard - Full-time students in search of summer employment options would benefit from looking into local lifeguarding positions.

Social Media Assistant - Companies love to hire young, college-age employees to run their social media accounts because–let’s face it–college-age people are already on social media a lot these days.

Ride Share Driver - Driving for a ridesharing app, like Uber or Lyft, is an excellent option for college students, as the job offers 24/7 hours, with pay typically being at its highest on evenings and weekends.

Cleaner - Typically cleaners are able to set their own schedule and particularly entrepreneurial ones might even see a freelance business opportunity in this low-overhead service.

Bank Teller - Bank teller jobs are particularly valuable to finance, accounting, business, and marketing students hoping to one day use their degrees to work at financial institutions.

Brand Ambassador - Brand ambassadors work for a variety of organizations, including sports teams, restaurants, hospitality firms, beverage makers, food makers, nightclubs, and more.

House Painter - College students who possess previous painting experience can land jobs as local house painters, either working solo or for companies.

Tour Guide - It’s common to see students providing tours on campus, but city tour guide jobs are also fitting choices for college students in need of cash and flexible schedules.

Resident Advisor - College students in need of free room and board and extra cash should consider applying to their school’s resident advisor program.

Interpreter / Translator - Interpreter/translator jobs are great fits for college students who are fully bilingual.

Fitness Instructor - High-energy college students are great fits for these positions, especially ones that already hold personal training certifications, play collegiate sports, or are majoring in corresponding fields, such as kinesiology, dance, or physical therapy.

Online Data Entry Clerk - These clerical jobs can be performed at any time of the day or night, from the comfort of a dorm room and generally only require a rudimentary knowledge of data entry and data preservation.

Best of luck - I hope one or a few of these options might be of interest to you!
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eric’s Answer

Jose,

There are many internships available as a student that are flexible. Your career center is a good place to start to find them. Many professors also have connections to internships. Ask people in your network for advice as well. LinkedIn is another place to network with others in your field.

Best of Luck,
Eric
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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Jose,

Something you may want to consider is looking a companies that offer a tuition reimbursement program. An entry level job will allow you to build your skills and your company may want to invest in your education, a win-win for both of you. Some entry level fields that offer skills that translate well to all areas are: sales and customer service. Good luck!

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Ishania (Ish)’s Answer

Hi-

I would start my narrowing down 1-3 industries you would like to work in. Next, research local companies in your area, including small businesses and nonprofit. Introduce yourself and reach out to them regarding any current job listings and hirings. Also, if there are no job openings, inquire about the possibility interning or apprenticeship opportunities. I started my career as a college intern. Remember, if one door doesn't open, keep knocking! Don't give up.

-Ish
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Melisa’s Answer

Jose Miguel,

Kumusta ka! I hope you are having a good day.

There is some great advice and resources here already, so I'll just add taking a look at some helpful sites, like Glassdoor, Indeed or LinkedIN to also search by location and key words, like "internships." Because of the latest environment we are in, you may also find more opportunities for virtual internships.

Do you have a mentor? Find someone you trust, who may be in a career that interests you and see if you can set-up an informational interview to learn more about their job and begin networking. This can also lead to more opportunities to learn about internships and future careers through others.

Best wishes to you in your educational and career goals.

Maraming Salamat Po.


Melisa recommends the following next steps:

Check out resources like Glassdoor. https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/philippines-internship-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,11_IN204_KO12,22.htm
Find someone you trust who can serve as a mentor or sponsor.
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Jessica’s Answer

There are usually options for internships within your related field of study/interest. Your school/peers may have some ideas for you. I also think getting a job in the service industry will teach you many skills that translate into any field of study. Plus service jobs are usually flexible with school schedules.
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Mike’s Answer

Jose,

Here are two tips:

1) Practice answering situational questions with a friend or mentor. If you know how to tell a story, people will listen to you.
2) Read books or essays about people who overcome obstacles. Emulation is a form of admiration.
Hi Mike, this is good advice but doesn't really answer the student's question. What jobs can a student work? Gurpreet Lally, Admin
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crystal’s Answer

Hello Jose,
I think it is great you want to enhance your skills by finding a job to apply them to. I believe internships are a great way to do that and get your foot in the door on a career you are interested in early. I also believe learning from people who are currently doing the job daily will be a great advantage to you. Best of luck!
Great advice Crystal. Both of my daughters in college were required to fulfill a set number of hours interning and this proved to be successful in reinforcing their degree in teaching and provided valuable insight in how schools operated. Claudio Alvarez
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Judi’s Answer


Mabuhay, Jose!

There are some opportunities as paid interns within AT&T's engineering department. When I first started we had two college students in my department that were able to attend their classes and still work part-time as researchers or drafters of our telco designs.

Visit att.jobs.com IF there are no current position at the time of your search, keep coming back. It will be worth it to be part of a company that promotes diversity and inclusion along with competitive benefits. LifeAtATT

Good luck!
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Dan’s Answer

Hi Jose,

There are a lot of entry level jobs you can get as a first time job seeker. While you don't necessarily have previous work experience which a lot of jobs look for, you can always fall back on experience you have in other areas. Being savy in things like Google Docs/Sheets and Microsoft Suite is great. Also, use and experience with Social Media can be an assess for employers.

If you were every in a leadership role in a youth program or sports team or school group that can be handy as well.

The best thing to do is to start by making a list of your assest and you can use them to build your resume. Also work on creating a file of real life experiences/examples which you can use as stories during your interview.

Best of luck to you Jose.
Dan
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Julie’s Answer

You received many good answers including talking to teachers or professors, however it doesn't have to be only the ones that you currently take their classes. You could try introducing yourself to other reputable teachers in subjects of interest regarding using your skillset for part-time work and asking them how they got experience early on. Most teachers have prior experience way beyond teaching. The career center or counselor could point you to these teachers as well, and ideas on what questions to ask so you feel confident.
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Mariana’s Answer

Hello Jose Miguel,

There are many opportunities available to college students across a variety of industries, you could be an intern in a company so you could start working in something related to what you´re studying or here are some links of several ideas:

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/best-jobs-for-college-students
https://www.wonolo.com/blog/best-jobs-for-college-students
https://www.localwise.com/a/100-38-best-part-time-jobs-for-college-students-updated-july-2019

Good luck!!

Mariana
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Wendy’s Answer

Jose,

The good news is, you're thinking with an open mind, and that's a great start! There's a lot of options for students, believe it or not, as many companies have programs specifically for students.

It sounds like you may be interested in the technology industry, which certainly is an industry filled with internship programs and even entry level positions that you could look into. Find a place that fits your ideals and has great company culture and you cannot go wrong! The right place will be filled with leaders who will help guide you and provide the tools for you to continue to learn and grow - those kinds of companies can, and do, exist!

Wishing you the best of luck and hope that helps!
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Ethan’s Answer

There are many opportunities out there for students. Many schools even can help you with work whether it is inside or outside of the school itself. I would try and figure out what I wanted to do as a career first and look into jobs/internships that can further you in your career choice first and then go from there. Of course college is expensive so any sort of job will help. Personally I had 2-3 jobs while going to school so it can be done, I would just recommend planning out your schedule to make it fit and you don’t stress. Good luck with everything!

-Ethan
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Thomas’s Answer

I would ask around at your school. Many schools offer work/internships for students. It is a great way to get experience and try out new areas/ future careers.
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David’s Answer

Look for the entry level jobs and it depends on what you are interested. If you want a job in Technology look for helpdesk jobs. One good job to get is customer service as it will teach you to deal with people. That job is hard but it has a lot of transferrable skills. Not only that you'll learn how to troubleshoot problems and understand how to best communicate issues.
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Amanda’s Answer

Hi Jose,
As Hury noted, working on your pre-job skills are just as important as finding that job you desire. If you work on have a strong communication skill set and prepare a resume that clearly shows your ability to learn and gain skills you will be well on your way to landing a job. In this current environment of many things being done via a virtual meeting, take the time to consider the little things such as the environment you are sitting in and the background of what those you may be sharing over your camera can see. Best of luck to you !!
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Patricia’s Answer

That's a great question! Once you've identified which area in Technology you'd like to focus on find a company that is in that field and is offering entry level positions or internships. Even starting in Customer Service positions allows you the ability to understand the side of the business that caters to the customers needs which opens up development opportunities that will lead you to the position you are truly interested in as well as understanding what tools/resources you can use to continue your education in said field while gaining real time on the job experience.
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Michael’s Answer

Hello Jose,

Yes, there are many jobs you can work as a student. As Amanda and Hury has mentioned, resume and interviewing skills are useful to help you find a job as a student. As a first step, I would reach out to my school's career center to help develop these pre-job skills. It is definitely possible to find a that applies your skills and helps you learn new skills. Even if the job is not completely geared towards the job you want, the skills you learn can help you get there.

Best of Luck!

-Michael
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Rey’s Answer

Hi Jose,

During college I would recommend gaining international experiences that connects students to cultures, languages and people. This could help you gain an advantage when seeking job opportunities. Also, depending on your field of study and college year there are internships offered by many local and multinational companies that provides real-life job experiences with paid.

Hope you find some opportunities that are of interest of you.
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Joseph’s Answer

There are many jobs you can work as a student. It is important to work on resume and interviewing skills to help you find a job as a student. I would reach out to my school's career center to work on my resume, setup a mock interview, and to help decide on what jobs fit your skillset.
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Joseph’s Answer

There are plennty of jobs that can apply as a student. You could do an internship to try and gain some experience in a field that you are interested in. I would also look to see what classes you can do to get a certificate because that can show what you are skilled at for a potential employer.
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Krystle’s Answer

Hi Jose,

If you can find an entry level job in the field you would like to enter post graduation, that would be a great way to start your career. You will want to find something that is flexible with your school schedule though. You may even be able to find something that gives you college credit or a company that will help you pay for your degree.

Good Luck!
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Joseph’s Answer

There are many jobs you can work as a student. It is important to work on your resume and interviewing skills to help you find a job as a student. I would reach out to my school's career center to work on my resume, setup a mock interview, and to help decide on what jobs fit your skillset.
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Xuefeng’s Answer

It will be great if you could set up a career goal and find a part time job or internship related, which will help you to boost your working experience in your resume. If you only want to earn some quick money or have different experience, it will be another story.
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Hury’s Answer

Hello Jose,

I think that there are many opportunities out there as a student. The first think that I would work on will be resume and interviewing skills. This will prepare you for when the opportunity becomes available, there are also a lot of internship opportunities.

Good luck to you!
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Rodrigo’s Answer

Hi Jose Miguel

there are many jobs you can apply as a student, many good enterprises have intern jobs, were they manage to have students that help and are very involved in a professional area , and it help a lot because then you can apply easier to a job there as full time, check some web pages of a enteprise you are interested , maybe you can find something for you.
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