Working while you’re in college can seem like a handful. In reality, it can help you with your time management skills and give you something to look forward to. There are so many different jobs on campus that you are bound to find one you will enjoy, like being a photographer, lab assistant, or student DJ.
Here are the four R’s on why you should have a job while you’re a college student:
- Responsibility: As a student employee, you could learn to complete important tasks, lead a class, handle sensitive information, and more. Student employees are treated as any other working member of the team. You’ll be trusted with tasks that really develop your skills and strengths. Additionally, you’ll learn to better manage your time and be more responsible with your schoolwork.
- Resume: Employers love seeing students who take on responsibility during their college years. Summer internships are great, but employers will respect a student who took on extra tasks while getting through a semester.
- Recommendations: Whether you’re applying to grad school or not, you may find yourself needing professional recommendations down the line. Your boss can do that! If you’re a great employee and a valued member of the team, they’ll surely help you out. And who knows – maybe your boss has a close friend who works at the company you are dying to work for. Connections never hurt!
- Reward: Aside from the satisfaction that comes with completing something for your job, you get paid! Wages vary depending on the job, but it’s always nice to have an extra source of income.