(Closed) Best job while in college?

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When I lived in Residence, I got a job at the front desk of the Rez, hours were good and I didn’t have to go too far.

Once I moved off campus, clothing store (awesome discounts on clothes….awesome when a student)

But the BEST. Serving (at a popular chain restaurant)….can’t beat the tips!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was a server at a steakhouse. It was nice because I had a set schedule, could pick up shifts if needed, and I made pretty good money (since the price of steak is high so were my tips). Plus if I needed the night off for any reason, we were allowed to have other people work our shift, so we would trade shifts or pay someone $20 to take our shift.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had the best job.  I was an usher for uni functions meaning I counted people and handed out programs, and worked my way up to manager meaning I got to push play for movies, so I got payed to watch movies and plays and stuff.  I even had the theater key, and still have it since I never gave it back.  😛

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was a note taker.  I got paid to go to my normal classes and take notes for students with disabilities. I love that job. It required absolutely no extra effort from me besides just going to my regular classes.  And as a result I paid more attention and got better grades in those classes, (oh and I actually went!)

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had a lot of fun as a hostess at a brewery/restaurant.  I liked it because I made more than minimum wage (not much, but still) and had a good idea of what my paycheck would be, as opposed to serving where you rely mainly on tips.  It was fun because I worked with a lot of other people my age and we goofed off a lot.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had two. Sunglass Hut. SO freaking easy. I worked part time but made the same amount I made at my first “real” job after college. I also worked at a Naval Museum on an old air craft carrier. It was really cool and it had great benefits like being able to tour anything in Charleston for free 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I ‘bartended’ at a great, small restaurant. I quote bartender, because it was just beer and wine – no cocktails. It was really fast paced, really fun, and you meet a ton of nice people. 

I loved having the tips for extra money, and made hourly on top of the tips. 

Plus, I learned a lot about gourmet food!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Computer lab monitor.  You never have to do anything but just sit there and once in a blue moon help someone else with an issue.  The rest of the time, you’re paid to study and do your own school work.

Post # 10
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I ran an outdoor flower cart. Studying out doors and getting paid for it rocked!:)

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I worked at Steinmart, which was awesome because we got a 25% discount. I was able to afford really cheap suits and professional clothes. It was pretty awesome :).

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was a secretary in the afternoons. 🙂 Amazing because my boss knew me well, so it wasn’t awkward when I had to ask off or anything. I also made more than minimum wage because it was a private company.

I also worked retail and HATED IT. They do not work with you, they just work you.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was an “SI” Instructor (Supplimental Instruction)

I sat in a class I had already taken, with the instructor I had already taken it with, took the same notes, read the same readings, and had 3 1hr “sessions” a week, with students that wanted more study with someone that already knew what the instructor expected, 3 office hrs, and got paid for the class time.

It was great! I got to make my own schedule for sessions, office hours, and picked the block hour of that class that worked around my other classes.

It WAS GREAT!

Post # 14
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645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I worked the front desk at day spa. It was awesome! Tons of free treatments and it was very relaxing.

Post # 15
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2271 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Lab assistant

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