3 Reasons You Should Get an On-Campus Job

December 01, 2015

College students can be some of the biggest pocket spenders in the country. From getting their daily caffeine fix to socializing off-campus with friends, getting extra spending money doesn’t come easy. One way to do it is to find a part-time job as a student, whether that’s on or off-campus. Here are a few reasons we’re proponents of on-campus work to help pay for your educational expenses.

A Stone’s Throw Away

Most students live on campus nowadays, so finding a job that is walking distance from campus can be hard. Commuter students can experience terrible scheduling when it comes to jobs in various industries (like retail, restaurant, and more). Luckily, most schools provide on-campus job opportunities, and will allow you to easily schedule work into your class schedule. It’s not uncommon to hear students complain about how they are either late to work or late to class every week because their off campus job doesn’t allow them to create their schedule around their class schedule. You also don’t need to worry about getting into your car, or hopping onto a bus or train to get work. All you have to do is to stroll out of class, and within minutes, you’re at work.

Making Money

Getting a job will also do the obvious - give you the opportunity to earn money. And let’s be honest, every college student can use a bit of extra cash. That way, you won’t have to worry about constantly asking your parents for gas money, or a few extra bucks to hang out with friends. On top of that, getting an in campus job shows to your parents that you are becoming more dependent. Instead of nagging them to help out, you’re earning it on your own.

Professional Experience

On campus jobs will also help you be more prepared for the professional world. College is supposed to help students get their dream jobs and that is why student jobs are created. With student jobs, students can learn office behavior and office attire. Student jobs are more lenient than non-student jobs, allowing students to make mistakes and recover from them easily. At least when a student makes a mistake at an on-campus job, that student won’t make the same mistake at a professional job. And then, of course, there is the experience. Students can get the experience of multi-tasking, communication and more. With these experiences, students are more likely to get a job right out of college than those who do not have a job at all. So consider taking a on campus job at a newspaper, or the student government office instead of at Applebee’s. Although the pay rate may be less, the experience there will last you a lifetime.

Already a college student? Make sure to sign up now to earn money by uploading your college application materials, and automatically be entered to win the AdmitSee scholarship! If you’re applying to college, check out the various profile packages of admitted students, or search by school to find your dream school.

About The Author

Stephanie Shyu
Stephanie Shyu

Steph is our founder and the most prolific consumer of Easy Mac™® within a 3-mile radius of our office. She attended Duke where she was a Div 1 fencer, then picked up a J.D. and a Wharton Certificate focusing on Entrepreneurial Studies from UPenn plus an LL.M. from the University of Hong Kong. She founded a charity to increase education access for female students in rural China and was once an aspiring journalist (as is clearly evident from this artfully crafted author bio). Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, she gives interviews and talks about startups, education, and student mental health – email her at steph@admitsee.com.




Browse Successful Application Files

vicamit
Vanderbilt ‘20


Accepted to Florida, Vanderbilt, Duke, Emory, UPenn, Miami, Northeastern, UVA, UNC, Georgetown, Rice

Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar at Vanderbilt and art enthusiast
arn.s.wu
UCSB ‘22


Accepted to UCSB, Emory, BC, Tulane, UC Irvine, Santa Clara, UCSC, SDSU

I'm a first generation college student starting a physics major at UCSB this fall.
DanThePotatoMa…
Pomona ‘20


Accepted to Pomona, Swarthmore, Bowdoin, Middlebury, WashU, Vassar, Emory, Kenyon, Wesleyan, Hamilton

Salutations person! My profile includes the awesome details of the ridiculously goodlooking man in the above picture! Plus, a bunch of essays!
pam3171
Harvard ‘19


Accepted to Harvard, SD State, USD, Yale, Drake

Harvard '19. President's Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking. Global Health and Health Policy Concentrator. Legal and political background.

New Posts

Education, Access and Systemic Racism
Education, Access and Systemic Racism
June 07, 2020

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, among so many others in the Black community who have been robbed of their lives over the years by the brutal and fatal use...

How to Get Off the College Waitlist (5 Go-To Strategies)
How to Get Off the College Waitlist (5 Go-To Strategies)
March 31, 2020

Getting waitlisted is undoubtedly disappointing, but it's not the end of the road. Here are 4 ways aside from a letter of continued interest to turn your "Waitlisted" status into an "Acceptance."1) Updates to your applicationIf...

College admissions prep during the Coronavirus
College admissions prep during the Coronavirus
March 18, 2020

5 ways you can college prep while self isolating. Schools may be closed and standardized SAT and ACT tests may be postponed as entire communities attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19, but that doesn’t...

Load More Posts