Great Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Working part-time while you're in school can enhance your financial independence and point you toward career opportunities.

Throughout college, I found myself torn between growing up and saving the whole "adult thing" for after graduation. One factor in this mental balancing act was working part-time. I needed the money, but I didn't want a job to take up all of my free time.

Ultimately, with a bit of time management and the right attitude, a part-time job actually enhanced my college experience. I felt more in control of my finances -- and I didn’t have the guilt of spending my parents’ money on Friday and Saturday nights. I also started to slowly build up my own savings, a habit that I’m happy I acquired. Above all, it pushed me to step outside the “campus bubble” and get to know other people and parts of my community.

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Amanda Lilly
Online Community Editor,