Knowing your professor – and by knowing, we mean how he or she marks your project. What does he give marks for? Creativity or length? Does research count? Will you need to have references to gain marks? These can all be important when trying to score a higher grade. Pay attention to your professor when he or she discusses papers. Better yet, ask one of your seniors for a little help in regards to this.
For those of you who don’t have the time or the patience for the ordinary part-time jobs, here are a few of our “running from your dorm room” job suggestions…
Private coaching for those who need a little extra help
Everyone in college is struggling with something or the other. Some struggle with balancing study and play, while some struggle with projects and marks. Some even struggle with prioritizing; sleep or class? If you’re doing pretty well academically, and can do a good job teaching what you know to someone else, then working as a university tutor can be a good part time job for you. This will also, in a way, help you revise your own lessons. If you’re not confident teaching lessons that you’ve learnt in college, you could teach high school students or younger grades; opting to teach online if needed.
Freelancing; writing, transcribing, and accounting
If you’re stressed out with all the studying that you do, then the last thing you’d want to do is teach. And despite how attractive university tutoring online sounds, if you’re not interested in it, it can turn into a chore. Besides, an uninterested teacher will not bring forwards good results; making it unfair for your “students” as well. instead, if you’re still interested in the online part, consider working as a freelance writer, transcriber or accountant. Most start up companies are looking for accountants for a cheap wage…and this could be a good start for you.
Event or job application photographer
Playing your strength is a sign of successful person. If you know you have a talent for photography (beyond the mobile phone camera, of course), you should make use of it. Most colleges have some event or the other every week; so you will not be out of a job. Apart from that, if your batch mates are interested in photo-shoots, for job application or even for creating their portfolio, here too you have an opportunity. Creating and maintaining a happening social media account will help you build you “client base”. Remember, this also applies to other skills like playing musical instruments…