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Summer Jobs for Students

  Summer is here and there is money to be made especially if you are a college student! I’ve spoken with many students who are taking advantage of their summer break by working extra hours since they are either not taking classes or not taking as many. Are you a college student who is looking to make some extra money? If so, keep reading for a few helpful tips! Figure 1: This is a thumbnail for my YouTube video on Summer Jobs for Students where I am smiling next to money emojis.   The first thing I always recommend is using your campuses’ hiring platform. Many campuses have a special platform that they use to post student jobs that are available on campus. You can also take a stop by the place that you would like to work and ask if they are hiring and how you can apply. Career Services is another great place on campus with leads on available jobs. In undergrad, I worked at a store on campus that served hot and cold foods. I actually was hired during the summer at an on campus-hiring

First Generation Scholar Tips

 

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Being a first generation student is a huge deal that deserves all the recognition life has to offer. I should know because I was one! The amount of drive it takes to navigate the higher education system sometimes with little to no direction is not an easy feat. In case you did not know a first generation student is the first person in their family to attend college. Many times these students are lost in the shuffle and experience many difficulties. I wanted to drop a few helpful hints for any first generation scholar in hopes of combating some of these barriers.

  • 1.      Get to you know your academic advisor they are the gatekeeper of many programs on campus that could make your journey much easier.
  • 2.      Some programs to be aware of are TRIO, The Counseling Center, Student Disability Services, and Student Health Services. All provide free academic, emotional, and wellbeing support to students.
  • 3.      Reach out to your financial aid office for any help regarding financial resources on and off campus. 
  • 4.      Looking for a job? Be sure to check out your campuses job network. College campuses have many paid student positions that need to be filled.

I wish I had known about many of these resources before I even stepped on the campus. If I did my earlier college years would have been so much easier! Check out the video below for more helpful first generation tips!

 

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