Part time jobs for freshmen CS student?
What type of freelancing or part time jobs should I do while being a student and also want to earn money?
If you don't have experience with programming, there are still jobs that you could do. For example, there would be data entry jobs or building a wordpress website that might not require much experience and you could quickly learn the skills for that.
On the other hand, there may be some education centres that may look for tertiary students to conduct IT or STEM classes for kids.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
I would recommend looking for jobs in the tech support group in one of the local companies. This will give you a great level of experience in ther are and teach you valuable skills around how to troubleshoot, help customers, fix problems, and how to think laterally. All of these skills will help in the field.
Best of luck
Ryan R. recommends the following next steps:
1. IT Helpdesk /Support
2. BPO companies that accommodate part-time employees specific to Technical Support Accounts. The training you'll get will complement your Computer Science course.
3. Data Encoding jobs
4. Established Internet Kiosks can provide you knowledge on Networking, etc.
I also agree with Scott that your part time work does not necessarily have to relate to your major. If you have skills in programs like photoshop, video editing software, autocad, etc. - there are opportunities to take on commissions and get paid to help others get their projects done. Without a foundation of work to share, it can be hard to find commission opportunities, but with some good examples of your work to show, it's definitely possible. Just one additional thing to be wary of though, freelance and commission-based work comes with other responsibilities like learning how to estimate your time, working with people to understand their expectations of the work you deliver, and relational skills to ensure you get paid for the work you produce.
Secondly, you can approach to your University and check for Graduate Assistantship/ Research Assistantship /Teaching Assistantship job as well.
Also, build your professional social networking profile strong such as on LinkedIn. Try to find jobs on LinkedIn/Indeed there are many small scale industries that are ready to hire interns.
Good luck MJ. I hope you find a part-time job that you loving going to each day.