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The Best Types of Part-Time Jobs for College Students

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Posted on February 8, 2016 by Delaware Valley University.

As a full-time college student, you may find it difficult to find time to balance class, studying and fun, let alone hold a job. But if you're looking to make some money to either pay for classes or just for spending money, there are part-time jobs that can work for you.

Keep reading to find out which part-time jobs are best for college students at Delaware Valley University. 

On-Campus Jobs

First, find out what kind of on-campus jobs or work study programs you are eligible to participate in. Many students are involved in work study programs because of the convenient aspect of it. Your campus job can work with your class schedule to make sure that you're never booked to work when you have class. In addition, the job is located on campus so you won't have to worry about figuring out transportation to and from the job.

On-Campus Jobs

First, find out what kind of on-campus jobs or work study programs you are eligible to participate in. Many students are involved in work study programs because of the convenient aspect of it. Your campus job can work with your class schedule to make sure that you're never booked to work when you have class. In addition, the job is located on campus so you won't have to worry about figuring out transportation to and from the job.

An added bonus of working on campus is that you might get to meet new people who you've never met before

Paid Internships

Finding a paid internship is a great way to get first-hand experience in the field of your choice while also being compensated. Part-time internships could be one or two days a week, or just for a few hours. Either way, they're typically very flexible because they understand that interns are still attending classes. 

Babysitting

Babysitting is another part-time job that can be very flexible and can work with your schedule. Parents might need babysitters for various reasons, such as date nights, getting children off the bus or even sending children off to school. 

You may want to look for a job that's a set couple of hours every day, or you may want to develop a relationship with a family who needs you for just a few hours every now and then when the parents have to attend an event.

If you're experienced in babysitting, this could be the perfect opportunity to earn some extra cash without taking time away from your classes and studying. 

The Center for Student Professional Development

If you're having trouble finding a part-time job, visit DelVal's Center for Student Professional Development. They'll provide career assessment and counseling, resume reviews and interview preparation, major and career information resources, job search strategies and professional development and communication training. 

They'll also inform you of recruiting events such as career and internship fairs to help you find a job. And with Experience link, and online career management program, you can create a personal profile, upload resumes, research companies and apply to jobs.

Just stop by the Center for Student Professional Development office in Segal Hall on the first floor, or call 215.489.2448 or email cspd@delval.edu.

Take these tips into consideration and you'll find the right part-time job for you. For more information, click here to visit DelVal's blog.