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Reasons To Work Part-Time During Your Studies

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Updated April 21, 2021 Updated April 21, 2021

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Studying at university isn't cheap, especially if you're not living at home anymore. Very often, young people, ready for their lives as students, move out without thinking about all the costs that they are going to face. Luckily, there are many different scholarships all around the world. But what to do if the money is still not enough or if you do not get any kind of additional financial support?

How a part-time job can offer financial protection

Students who are looking for a job have countless possibilities. Side-jobs, part-time jobs, vacation jobs, jobs as working students, weekend jobs, evening jobs - there are nearly no limits to the opportunities available and an overwhelming amount of vacancies. Luckily, the internet contains a lot of job boards that help you find the right job. In the majority of cases, you can filter for a specific kind of job, city or field of activity.

Side jobs are very well-liked by students, because many companies offer special flexible working hours for them. This gives you the opportunity to - for example - use your free hours between your clases more efficiently and to focus on other things in the evening or weekends. Most of the side job vacancies are in the catering or logistics sector. But of course, those are not the only ones. You can also find some side jobs that are more connected to your field of study.

Jobs with hours on the weekends or in the evenings are also very popular. Usually, though they can be unsatisfying as they mean you are studying during the day and then working during your free time, leaving no time for friends and family or for relaxing activities and hobbies. Therefore, it is important to look for a job that suits you or even amuses you.

Working during your holidays not only saves you some free time in the evenings or weekends but also decreases the stress you would have while working during the semester and especially during exam periods. You can also have some control over how many weeks of your holidays you want to work, whether it's just a couple of weeks, or a few months.

Keep an eye on your income and spending

Tracking your spending is easier said than done, but never impossible. And of course, there are some months during which you spend some more money than usual and that's not a reason to panic. To be ready for these more expensive months, it's always a good idea to put some money aside. Even if you only save $50 per month, it really adds up and a penny saved is a penny earned!

Use part-time work to network and make contacts

Why not use the opportunity of working part-time in a large company to make some new contacts that could be useful for your future? Even if you are not sure what you want to do after your studies and where you want to go, some good connections can be very beneficial.


This article was originally published in October 2020 . It was last updated in April 2021

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