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Jobs Part Time Student

Kim Said:

What part-time (student) jobs require little/no customer interaction?

We Answered:

In this economy stocking/inventory is your best bet. for customer avoidance sorry. the other main option is Janitorial.

Kelly Said:

is it possible i can manage two jobs while being a part time student?

We Answered:

In theory, it's fine. There are 168 hours in a week. If you're working 20 hours a week at each job and spending 20 hours a week on schoolwork -- both in class and out of class -- which is about half-time at each, that's only 60 hours, leaving you 108 hours. If you get 8 hours of sleep a night, that's 56 hours of sleep, leaving you 54 hours a week to do things like bathe, shower, travel, and goof off.

The problems I can think of include:

1. Part-time, minimum-wage jobs often have schedules that change week to week. It can be very difficult to keep being offered hours at both jobs when you can't afford to accept overlapping shifts. The people I've known who tried to manage it generally ended up with very few hours from one of the jobs because they kept trying to trade shifts as soon as the schedule was made and it annoyed the managers.

2. If you're going to be at a school that traditionally has full-time students, you may have various obligations scattered throughout the day, which makes it harder, again, to fit in other obligations.

3. You're going to need to use your time carefully. One semester I was full-time in grad school, had a 20-hour on-campus job that covered my tuition, and a 40-hour a week job on the side. The one thing that saved me was that I didn't have a car: that meant that I could read during the long, enforced inaction of the commute. You'll want to carry work with you everywhere that you can dip in and out of (so not long, difficult readings, for instance, or anything that requires several stacks of paper) for a few minutes at a time, and you'll want to actually do the dipping. Flash cards for terms you're learning in a class, or quick math problems, or skimming over chapters that you will later read slowly and carefully -- those are the kinds of things I mean. In fact, I've found that for me, the longer and less transfer-laden the commute, the better, although I don't think it works that way for everyone.

If you can get one part-time job with fixed hours, such as a work-study job on campus (meaning that you can give the other job a list of times that you will be free over the entire semester), if you're attending a community college or at least a commuter school (one where students tend to live off campus), and if you are disciplined about using spare minutes to work instead of just letting them trickle away, yeah, you absolutely can succeed. (If you can, get a job that will let you study during "down" periods when there is no work to do. If you work in retail, say, they may insist that you look "available" even when there are no customers in the store. But you might be able to get a receptionist job where, if there are no people in the reception area and nobody calling on the phones, it's fine to have a textbook open.)

You will not be socializing as much as a lot of traditionally-aged college students. But you will have some time to socialize. And it will not be as easy as it is for people whose parents can foot the whole bill. (In fact, you may decide to take out more loans than you would need if you were working every minute that you could, because you want to keep the workload more manageable than it otherwise could be.) But it's do-able.

That said, if you can get jobs now, while you are still in high school -- either after-school or summer work -- and especially if you can learn skills that will be useful in other jobs, you will have an easier time getting the kinds of jobs that will make your life easier later. A lot of students who will need to work arrive on their college campuses with no history of employment, and if you are a more attractive applicant than they are, that will be good for you.

Good luck.

Brandy Said:

what student part time jobs can you get in a hotel?

We Answered:

colleges.mywebcommunity.org - I found such internship info here. It has lots of internships, job openings and scolarships for college students.

Jamie Said:

Can any one tell me what is the current situation for student part-time jobs in sunderland?

We Answered:

I assume you meant to say 2010?

Well I live in the north east and I wouldn't have thought there were a lot of jobs going there. Having said that, there are always some available, it just means there's a lot of competition for them.

You could always try registering with a job agency. Or, Newcastle is a much better bet for a job and it isn't far away.

Here's a website that might help:
http://www.e4s.co.uk/jobs/sunderland.htm

Sergio Said:

Part-time /student jobs?

We Answered:

I'm in the exact same situation right now, I'm a full-time school student.
I did a couple retail jobs, but I hated it.
I've settled for over a year now at hotel job, that seems to be the best option. I prefer working front desk over switchboard, it pays better than retail and plus you can earn commission that you don't have to claim for income taxes =)

Good luck!

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