Between the school supplies, coffee drinks, meals on and off campus and more, you may soon start to realize your summer savings isn’t going to last all year. Here is how you can leverage your time and money on campus – with a part-time job!
Balance Is Key
Are you passing your first year classes with flying colors? If you are receiving good grades and don’t seem overwhelmed by your first few months on campus, consider applying for a part-time job. Many colleges and universities offer student-work programs that help offset the price of school, others offer paid internships. Check out your school’s career website for more ideas to gain valuable work experience.
Studies show in the United States alone, there are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. The average student in the Class of 2016 graduated with $37,172 in student loan debt. Picking up a part-time job can help you whittle away at that big chuck of change while you’re still in school. Even if you only have 10-15 hours a week to spare, it’ll make a big difference the day you graduate.
Studies show of the 45% of full-time and 79% of part-time college students that have jobs, students who work 10-15 hours a week are more likely to succeed in college than students who don’t work at all. Students only have so many hours in a day and must leverage their time spent working, studying and socializing. When time is of the essence, socializing and distractions are the first thing to go.
Want to know the easiest way to score your dream summer internship or post-college job? A resume filled to the brim with internship experience and a work history during college. Employers look closely at applicants and their resumes, so showing you can successfully balance the demanding priorities of a part-time job, while acing your college courses, is an A+ in the eyes of future employers.
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