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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

Should I Take Summer Classes in College?

 

Summer courses are starting next month and many students are undecided if they should take a few courses. I typically take courses during the summer as I do not want to forget anything important from what I’ve learned during the typical school year and it keeps me on a schedule. If you are someone who is unsure on whether to take summer courses there are several things for you to consider. Summer courses are shorter and the class times are longer. For example, the summer semester will be a typical 12-16 week fall/spring semester jammed into 6-8 weeks. Most times classes are held for 1-2X a week for 2-3 hours. This is why I strongly caution students from taking harder classes like the upper level math and science courses. You should only take GPA boosters like electives or other easy to pass courses.


Figure 1: This is a thumbnail from my YouTube channel on Should I Take Summer Classes in College? I am looking up at the sun with sunglasses on the top of my head.


If you are planning to graduate in four years then you will need to take summer courses. This will help to ensure that you meet your four-year goal and save money so that you are not enrolled longer than you need to be. For students who have already decided that they will take summer courses and you normally live on campus during the fall/spring semester be sure that your living arrangements and meal options are covered. Some scholarships do not pay for housing or meals during the summer so you want to make sure that you have secured other options to cover these costs.

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You will also need to apply for financial aid now as funds are limited during the summer and the earlier you apply the more chance you have of securing some of these funds. Lastly, organization is key during the summer. One missed class or assignment and you could fail the course so if you are struggling in this area you may want to make sure your organizational skills are up to par before taking summer courses!


Figure 3: This is a picture of a notepad with financial aid written on it, a piggy bank, money, and a calculator.

 

 Are you taking summer courses? If so, how do you stay on top of things? Drop down in the comments and let me know! Don’t forget my new eBook is out “Adult Daily Living Skills: What’s the Big Deal?” be sure to use the coupon code below for $5 off!


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