Entry Level Jobs for College Students
Maintaining a balance between one’s academics and the job is not an easy task, especially if the employer puts in front of a traditional requirement of the 9 to 5 hours job. However, in most cases, the employer generally offers a flexible shift so that the student can manage the work after the college schedules.
But again, it could be a really time-taking task to search and find an appropriate job that could comply with a student’s schedule. Luckily for students, a wide array of part-time job opportunities are available out there. Plus, I did the searching part and compiled a lot of trending jobs that offer weekends hours to a college candidate. All I can say is each one of the below-listed jobs would certainly be helpful in supporting a student to afloat through the day of graduation. So, let’s delve into the most popular and demanding entry-level jobs for college students.
Nanny jobs are perhaps the most common anybody has heard of. This job is the best fit for the college-goers as it offers much flexibility in shifts. Based on the age limit of the child, some nannies are required for night shifts, while some attend during the afternoon. The good part of this job is you get enough time to prepare for your college term papers while the baby is taking its nap. So, it is an added bonus to your study hours.
In luckier cases, some parents even agree to give a separate room to the nanny, who is willing to lodge for childcare services besides taking care of their studies. It would be a smarter decision to make, especially if the college you are attending is in a high-rent city.
- Help in doing homework for the school going children
- Carrying out household errands
- Prepare meal
- Take care of the child’s health
- Playing games with the children or help them in extra curriculum
- School drop and pick-up
Payment could vary from one employer to another. Also, it may be based on the number of hours served per week or on a daily basis. If it is a high-rent city, then you might expect a better amount from the employer’s side.
2. Call Center Representative
This is yet again a cakewalk opportunity for the college students to sit relaxed and work in a BPO office. As most MNCs have a common requirement of receiving their customer’s calls and answering their queries, call centres require candidate recruitment at a greater number. For that, you have to make the evening and weekends available to attend such jobs. I believe that the timing requirement in this job is one of the easiest for students to commit.
However, to fit in this job, you have to be a fluent speaker, who won’t hesitate to make a sales pitch at a go and can handle any type of customer. Students who are multilingual or bilingual or possess experience in this domain have greater chances of getting this job.
- Attending inbound and/or outbound calls
- Reading from a ready-made script without stuttering
- Product selling or asking for economic contribution
- Customer data inputting
- Analyzing customer grievance
The average payout for a call centre representative is estimated to be around $13.28 per hour.
3. Virtual Assistant
A virtual assistant is the 21st-century’s version of a personal assistant. Here, the candidate acts as an admin-savvy executive whose job is to aid busy corporate officials with their regular targets, meetings and appointments, task scheduling, IT, research, payroll management, and more. This job is perfect for the tech geek college candidates, who preferably have experience in handling administrative jobs.
To lessen the stress, this type of work can be attended remotely (work from home), of course, if the situation requires, in your flexible hours.
- Making schedules and maintaining the same
- Travel reservation booking
- Research as per the pre-mentioned requirement
- Financial data management
- Website, social media and IT support
The median payout in the job of a virtual assistant is around $15.64 per hour.
4. On-Demand Staffing Jobs
If your attention is more towards getting a job with flexible shifts, seek no further than Wonolo. Well, there are other relevant consultancies to go to. But, I would recommend the mentioned one as it makes sure to bring you a job that has vacancies for part-time candidates to work in their flexible hours. The companies could be any of the following: food deliveries, events management, administration, warehouse operations, general labour, and others.
If your profile matches the company’s requirement and you get the approval, you simply have to take the job and start working straight ahead.
Tasks vary depending on the type of job you got and your skillset.
Payout varies based on the number of hours you dedicate, the type of job you are doing and skills you have.
5. Pet Sitter
Just like a babysitter, there are pet sitters whose job is to take care of pets during the time when their master is not at home to look after them. Well, this job is not that simple as in case of a babysitter, as handling animals is much more difficult for they don’t accept just anybody to intrude in. So, I would suggest this job to those who are fond of pets and can deal with them in a better way. There are a number of pet sitter job sites available on the internet, one such is Rover; it offers on-demand job choices that could easily fit your offbeat schedules (if any).
If you are willing and believe you can take up doggy daycares overnight, the chances of making money become twice than what you could earn as a dog walker. The amount is even higher if you can take care of the nontraditional pets like reptiles or farm animals at ease.
- Dog walking
- Pet cleaning
- Take care of the meal schedule and medicine
- Urgent vet appointments (if any)
- Transportation of pets
The median payout for a pet sitter could vary between $(15 and 40) per hour, that too based on the duties to be performed and job location.
Well, these are only a few from the long list of other part-time jobs for a college student. However, I believe that the ones that I covered here will definitely help you in finding the job of your choice.