(Closed) Ways to make $ during graduate school?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 17
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My grad school had a student job program that placed grad students at local government offices and non-profit orgs and paid a stipend.  By the time I found out about it all the slots were full but at the end of the semester one student lost his job b/c his GPA dropped and I took over his position.  I’d suggest you let your professors/directors know that you’re interested so that they tag you for assistantship or fellowship spots that come open.

I’d also recommend contacting the university mail center, if they have one.  In undergrad, I’d work at our mail center ad hoc when they had to stuff envelopes for big mailings throughout the year. 

Post # 18
1460 posts
Bumble bee

@Magpie86:  +1

I bartended/served throughout school. It’s kinda hard on your feet/legs/back but you’ve got a hubby for that! Even if you just pick up 2 shifts that could be an extra $1k a month. If you don’t have serving experience, try hostessing.

I also think tutoring is good, I don’t know how your standardized testing is but based on my scores, I worked with Kaplan and taught SAT prep at the local center near my campus for a semester and I made $30 an hour for 4 hours once a week.

Post # 19
6891 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@gingerspice:  You could still para. 🙂 It’s not a lot of money, but it’s more than nothing and it is like a “paid internship” in a way. Some of my classmates are doing it. It also helps get your foot in the door when you apply for teaching positions next year.

As far as tutoring – I got some clients through word of mouth and others from online profiles. Look into Care.com and Wyzant.com, I got clients through both of them. You can also put flyers up at places with lots of kids. One way to get recs for SAT/ACT is getting to know a high school guidance counselor. I was spoiled because my mom is a high school counselor, but I know they give out recs all the time when parents want to know how to help their kids get better scores or pass a class. Now, I tutored K-12 in the system I was in, not college, but both are possibilities!

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