(Closed) FT Students/PT Workers: What Type of PT Work Do You Do?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@HereWeGo:  well depending on the area you live in you can get into showing apartments–you don’t need a special realtors license (at least not where I live) and the hours would work well for you–usually you would charge one months rent for your fee–you can either be hired by the landlord or the tenant–typically people advertise on craigslist or other sites

I know people who do this in Manhattan and make well over 6 figures–with no special licenses and minimal effort

Post # 4
368 posts
Helper bee

I work in retail, and they pay is not decent by any means. Also, a lot of people I know are servers.

Post # 5
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I work eighteen hours a week as a bank teller while studying full time. I have set hours, but the payoff is that I do all my study externally. I listen to lectures at home, don’t go to tutorials and only go to the uni campus for exams and to use the library.

I originally started working for the company in a small country town where almost all jobs are part time or casual. I had a friend who was moving away and she recommended me for her position, then when I moved to the city they were able to transfer me to another branch. The pay is pretty good (and I get annual leave and sick leave), but there is absolutely no flexibility in working hours.

I don’t know if any of that helps you at all, I live in Australia where the work is easier to come by and universities seem to be more flexible with study options.

Good luck!

Post # 6
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I worked as a barista at a local coffee stand. I was able to make good money, thanks to tips, and able to study while it was slow at night. Now, thanks to all the money I was able to save (living off of tips and saving my checks), I can finish university without having to work too. 

It was decently flexible, since some of the other girls were only working at the stand and others were going to school too. To answer your last question, I found it on Craigslist, but I had to beat out hundreds of people applying, so I got really lucky.

I also worked nights/super early mornings cleaning businesses. It wasn’t a great job, but I always made more than minimum wage (definitely a bonus).

I hoped this helped. Good Luck!



Post # 7
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not in undergrad anymore but when I was, here’s what I did:

I worked 10-15 hours a week in a research lab.  I worked as a TA one semester (which equated to 5-6 hours a week).  I worked as an intramurals referee on campus for 12ish hours a week.  I had a couple of babysitting gigs here and there.  Stuff like that, not an office type job.

I did do full-time, job-related interships in the summers though.

ETA: I was an engineering major with pre-med with a ton of science and lab courses taking over a full time load (usually 15-17 hours a semester).

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