BY JANE HURST
If there is one thing that college students never seem to have enough of, it is money. By the time they pay for tuition, books, residence, etc., there is often little left over for the little things, including entertainment, transportation, and food. But, you don’t have to be the typical “starving college student”. There are plenty of opportunities out there to make money, and you don’t have to put on a paper hat and ask customers if they would like fries with their orders. Here are nine awesome part-time jobs for college students that might interest you.
- Campus Tour Guide – Each year, potential new students take tours of college campuses, and they need to have tour guides. If you know your school inside and out, and are outgoing and friendly, you could do this job. The rate of pay depends on a number of factors, including the school, the budget, and the amount of hours you would be working, and it is likely to be only temporary, during enrollment season.
- Online Researcher – Earn up to $37 per hour helping business professionals by researching to get answers to the questions that clients are asking. You need to have great researching skills, and you must be able to find the best content to provide answers. It is also helpful if you have a lot of knowledge in particular areas.
- Grant Analyst – This job involves reviewing and approving the paperwork for grants and preparing and submitting requests for funding, so you will need to have a year or more of experience. But, if you do have the skills and experience, this is a great way to earn up to $32 hourly and get more experience in this field.
- Non-Profit Charity Fund Raiser – If you have any experience working with the public, and you enjoy doing it, this may be the job for you. Your duties would involve supporting the non-profit agency and fund raising, and you can earn as much as $30 per hour. Not only would you be making money, you would be doing a good thing by helping a non-profit.
- Fulfillment Company Worker – If you really want to get in the trenches, check out the jobs available through fulfillment companies, such as Red Stag Fulfillment. You would be involved in picking, packing, shipping, and storage of products for customers. The rate of pay varies, depending on the job.
- Circulation Clerk – You likely already spend a lot of time in the library, so why not earn some extra cash while you are there? Your duties would include assisting library patrons, as well as shelving books and signing books in and out. This job pays up to $19 per hour.
- Guest Services Coordinator – You will need to have good customer skills for this type of job, and you could be working in any industry, from travel and tourism to not-for-profit agencies. You would be working with customers, as well as doing clerical work, and get paid up to $21 per hour.
- Academic Tutor – A lot of students earn extra cash by tutoring other students. If there are any subjects that you do extremely well in, you can make money simply by sharing your knowledge with others. You can set your own hourly rate, and then arrange to meet with students to establish their goals and set up a tutoring schedule.
- Residence Advisor – There are good and bad things about being a residence advisor, but the good outweigh the bad. For instance, you would have your classes, room, and board taken care of, so you can save a lot of money while getting your education. You need to have great leadership skills. This is something that will look awesome on a resume.
Jane Hurst has been working in education for over 5 years as a teacher. She loves sharing her knowledge with students, is fascinated about edtech and loves reading, a lot. Follow Jane on Twitter.