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Why Students Should Work

Aug 23, 2008
Student jobs have become a sort of trend among students around the world, who want to work while they are studying. In short, the term that suits this trend is 'Earn and Learn' policy. Other reason why student jobs are popular among students is they help to cope up with the constant increase in tuition feed, and a way to afford further educations. If you too are a student and are willing to do a student job, there are plenty of options available for you.

Reasons to Work

Sometimes, it is very stressful to work as well as study simultaneously. Many colleges and universities offer student jobs in various departments. You may opt for such jobs in the college department. However, these jobs require through knowledge and understanding of academics of the department. Mostly, all the college jobs are part time jobs and they help students to work according to their schedules.

Advantages:

Student jobs on the campus are very advantageous. Students, who get these jobs and help run the campus, are able to adjust with the college life quickly. If you choose to do a campus job, it is the way to meet new students and get the knowledge about other professors and compeers. There are other departments apart from academics, which too offer campus jobs. Various administrative offices, bookstores and cafeterias are some departments that offer these jobs.

The percentage of working students in the non-teaching department account is 25% in all the universities across the U.S. These jobs help students to fund themselves for their tuition fees, textbooks, living and accommodation and for extra expenditures. The reason why students have to work is that a financial aid or loan may not be sufficient to cover all the studying expenditures of a student.

Other benefit of a student job in the campus is there are high chances of scoring better grades than other students score. You may also have a better job after your graduation, with a good work experience in the campus. After graduation, many companies visit universities to seek candidates for various posts and with a work experience in the campus, your chances of acquiring that post is much brighter than other non-working students. These companies also get an impression that you possess skills of multi-tasking and are able to manage your time well.

There is a misconception among students that working for more hours, hampers the students performance in classes. Studies show that these students perform well in their classes compared to non-working students. Thus, the time allotted for working is only 20 hours a week, as this keeps students stress free and does not hamper their performance too.

Overview:

Your decision to study for a college degree has to be the most important step towards a bright carrier. Keep in mind that whether you are building a good bio-data, developing a good reference list or learning better time management skills, these student jobs not only help you financially, but also help to get a good job after graduation.
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