If you want a part-time job as a college student you are likely looking for an opportunity to expand your budget now that you’re paying your own bills. But keep in mind, you could also get a job related to your field of study to gain real world experience. When looking for part-time employment as a college student, keep these ideas in mind:
Don’t forget your classes!
If you’re planning on taking courses while you have the job, make sure your potential employer is willing to work around your course schedule, which is likely to change from one semester to the next.
Consider all your options
Don’t limit yourself to your chosen field of study — explore other options as well. I got a part time job as a babysitter because the pay was pretty good. That turned into a web design internship that wound up being more critical to my career than my degree.
Consider a summer part-time job abroad where you can learn about different cultures.
Work the room
Network, network, network — talk to as many people as you can about your chosen field of study to see what job opportunities are available.