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Best Jobs For College Students

Your college years are some of the greatest years of your life, but also some of the most stressful years. Between schoolwork social life and possibly a job, you’ve got your plate full, but if you are looking to make some money when you can, here are some of the best part time jobs for college students:  
  • Nanny- Nannying is a great way to earn extra cash in college. Most families pay north of 12/hour and pay under the table in cash. Nannying is not only a job for college women, but men as well. Or if kids are not your thing, try dog sitting or dog walking.
  • Tutor- Similar to being a nanny, tutoring for young kids or even younger college students is an excellent way to grab some extra cash while keeping your mind sharp.
  • Freelance (writer, editor, photographer, etc.)- Are you a skilled photographer? Why not start your own business on the side. A wedding here a maternity shoot there, and you’ve got yourself a couple thousand dollars. Same goes for writing and editing. Many companies or even students will hire a freelance editor to fix their content, resumes, papers, etc.
  • Bartender- If you do not have classes early in the morning or you are willing to sacrifice your weekends, bartending is quick and easy cash, especially in a college town. Odds are most college students will not be ordering a very specific martini. Knowing basic bartending skills and how to pour a beer could help you walk away each night with a couple hundred dollars in tips alone.
  • Uber/Lyft Driver- Uber and Lyft have become incredibly popular over the past few years and this is the perfect job for a college student. You get to make your own hours and work when it is convenient for you. Although, we suggest getting a dash cam to keep yourself protected from accusations or any illegal activity in your vehicle.
  • Retail Associate, Restaurant Server- Both of these jobs are the typical go-to for college aged individuals. Hours are typically flexible, discounts are usually given, and it works well for someone using it as a placeholder job.
  No matter what you choose, it is a good idea to start your work history or internship history as early as possible to behoove you when you graduate and head out into the “real world”.

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