Are you eager to make some extra money this semester? Or set on building your resume before you graduate and enter the workforce? An on-campus job is the perfect way to achieve both goals. Here are ten student employment options for you to consider as you start your search.
If you're strong in certain subjects and enjoy helping fellow undergraduates who aren't as strong in said subjects, being a peer tutor is the perfect opportunity to help them gain a better understanding of the material. You get to collaborate with the student you're working with, connecting with them over the struggles you may share and helping them overcome the same obstacles you yourself had to overcome.
If there's one thing students hate most when it comes to living on campus, it's dealing with technological mishaps. So if you have an interest in technology, working with your school's IT department is for you. This particular position is the perfect opportunity to pass on what you already know and learn more about repairing equipment, setting up devices and answering whatever questions students may have about the campus communication systems.
Do you enjoy going to your local public library? Then you might enjoy helping out at the university library. In addition to assisting patrons in searching for texts or films and keeping track of said texts or films, you also get the chance to learn about how the library operates when it comes to shelving and cataloging resources.
Whether you're certified or whether you just enjoy exercising in general, working as an instructor at the on-campus fitness center is the perfect job for those who want to help others improve their health and wellness. It's also an exciting opportunity to interact with like-minded individuals who strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle, especially if you're into sports.
For students who take an active interest in college social life, being a resident assistant is the perfect choice when it comes to on-campus jobs. You are, in essence, fostering a sense of community among the students living in your assigned residence hall, answering any questions they may have and encouraging them as they either begin or continue their four-year journey.
Does your school have a museum or gallery that hosts exhibitions throughout the academic year? If so, a museum assistant position is ideal for those eager to enrich their educational experience. Interacting with curators and exhibitors alike introduces you to a wide variety of cultures, encourages you learn about their customs and beliefs and provides a chance to interact with art lovers of all ages.
Is there a class you tend to show the most interest in or a certain professor you like the most? Then you might benefit from becoming a teaching assistant. In addition to helping the professor when it comes to instructional duties such as proctoring exams or presenting lectures, you have the opportunity to work one-on-one with students who don't understand the curriculum, who need help preparing for finals or who want to learn tips for studying.
Campus Tour Guide
If you're the kind of student who knows all there is to know about your campus, acting as a campus tour guide is the perfect job opportunity. You not only get to pass on knowledge of the school's ins-and-outs to prospective students but also get to stoke up their interest by connecting with them on a personal level, relating stories about your own experiences with the places and people you have come to know during your brief time there.
Interested in helping promote your school? If so, you might enjoy working as a student ambassador. In addition to talking about the nuts and bolts at recruitment events and information sessions, you get to travel to various parts of the country, get a taste of where prospective students come from and drive engagement in the department or major they are interested in.
Curious to know what goes on behind-the-scenes at your school? Working as a student assistant in one of its academic departments allows you to oversee everything from budget tracking and record keeping to filing system maintenance. Liasioning with the departments outside the one you end up working at is an added bonus, as it gives you an inside look at how each department contributes to the overall health of the college.
We here at Boro hope our recommendations will prove useful in your job hunt. If you're a first-year student and unable to find a job this semester, don't panic. You still have three more years before graduation.