Thursday, August 3, 2006
More Bang for Your Buck: College Jobs
It's no secret - getting a college education is expensive. But if you're enrolling as a freshman this fall, there are ways to offset the costs. In tonight's More Bang For Your Buck, we have a few suggestions for students needing an extra income.
WSVN--Even if you want to wait tables, you could be waiting to find a job if you're headed to college.
Every year, thousands of student compete for a limited number of positions on campus or near campus.
Catie Farrington: "I would definitely want to get a job next year just to have money so I don't have to depend on my parents."
In a few weeks, Catie Farrington will be getting an education in employment.
She's headed to FSU as a freshman.
But if she wants to have fun.
Catie Farrington: "Of course, it all costs money."
To find a job, school administrators suggest arriving on campus early.
Then make sure to arrange your class schedule so it doesn't interfere with your work schedule.
Vicki Owles: "The oppurtunies are there if a student just keeps their eyes and ears open and taps into their resources."
A resource many students rely on - the internet.
The website facebook.com can be especially useful.
Vicki Owles: "Students are using in to advertise programs to advertise job openings."
One of the most popular positions - web designers as well as campus security and DJ's for parties.
Also look into campus organizations.
Many of them do have paid positions such as student government.
Vicki Owles: "So they are acquiring skills and theyre having fun and theyre working part time."
Plus check out what companies - especially within your major - are looking for labor.
Candice Burley - a senior at UM - found a job in by talking to a professor as a rep promoting a cellphone company.
Candice Burley: "Its a lot of extra money and its a great way to make some extra cash for the school year."
Catie can't wait to make some extra cash.
She doesn't know what she wants to do but she knows the next four years will be unforgettable.
Candice Burley: "There's a lot of oppurtunies there and I've never really had a job before so I don't know what it's going to be like."
Keep in mind - if you don't find the job you want.
Wait until 2nd semester when schedules change and many positions open up.
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