Summer is almost over and the students cheer with joy that they can once again return to their beloved studies. Reality hits and they realise they are not crying with joy, but instead dreading those 9am lectures – delivered by a professor who they don’t even know the name to. On another note of positivity, a student’s bank account may encourage them (out of desperation) to look for a part-time job.
We, however, can make that fun! Here at StudentJob, we have gathered a list of the best part-time jobs for students. Learn how to comfortably make money in order to buy those Bombay Bad Boy Pot Noodles by the bulk.
Are you in love with animals? Of course you are. Well, buddy, you are in luck today. In terms of student part-time jobs, this is probably the best out there. Yes, there is actually a job where you can look after pets. Amazing. You can check out the pet-care vacancy here! What does it entail? Well as a student you will visit houses where people or families are unable to look after their pets, maybe due to work commitments or pure evilness, who knows. Anyway, the hours are super flexible and you will always work in a happy environment. On a serious note, for students, it is hard to balance work with studies and can make you stressed and can impact on mental health. Therefore, working with animals is a great way to de-stress and can be used as a therapy. That is what I call a win-win situation!
Logically speaking, this is the best part-time job out there for food-deprived students. Sick of having a plate of dust for breakfast, chronic exam stress for lunch and a shot of vodka for dinner? Food and drink companies are always on the search for passionate food connoisseurs, who are eager to put their eating skills to the test. Better yet, no experience is required! Illustrate your undying love for food and know how to articulate your words well and bam, you are their desired candidate. Recently Nutella was seeking 60 sensory judges to test their chocolatey heaven goodness. People call that a job? I call that heaven. If reading this paragraph has made you hungry, like I am, then these Papa John’s vouchers will save the day (you can thank me later).
I can speak about this with passion, I myself was a student ambassador for my university and it was great! Why do you say? Well for a part-time job it is awesome for students. What do you do, you say? Well, a normal working day takes place over the weekend and you help organise events such as open days. This gives you the chance to talk with students about all the exciting and thrilling happenings within the city. Ultimately, you get paid to talk about lectures, clubs, drinking and how to survive on a tight budget. Professionally speaking it looks great on your CV and is the chance to demonstrate your proactive ability! It is a win-win situation. Don’t know where to look? No worries, contact your university inquiring about ambassador vacancies and they will be sure to help!
Us 20-somethings dread the thought of raising children, especially at university. So instead of popping out babies why not get paid for looking after them, interesting, huh? Fear not you will not be devoting 24/7 care but will provide entertainment after they finish school, which means you will only work during the evenings and can have your weekends! (This article is whipping out all the win-win situations!).
You are probably reading this and thinking “I can barely understand algebra so how can I teach it?!” Well, it is not all like that. Tutoring gives you the opportunity to teach students and young adults an array of subjects, over 300, to be precise. Unlike other part-time opportunities where they will expect you to work odd-ball hours, there is the freedom to work afternoons during the week and keep your weekends free! So fear not fellow students, you can still fit in those heavy drinking schedules without the dealing with the nightmare of a hangover at work. Perfect.
Aside from the highlighted jobs there are so many more exciting jobs out there for students! Yes working in a bar is exciting and you can get discounts from working in retail, but I will reiterate again, you can work with pets! I much rather do that.