Studies show that students who have a part-time job actually get better grades in their college courses. But only to a point. Students who work more than 20 hours per week while taking classes can start to see their grades decline. So if you’re planning on working to earn money for school, remember to keep a healthy balance between your academic, work and personal life. Here are some great ways to get started:
Co-Op Employment is, essentially, the opportunity to work in your professional field before you’ve even graduated from your program. Students get connected to roles that compliment their academic focus, and will help them develop skills which will make them more valuable to future employers. Plus, Co-op jobs tend to pay more and be more interesting that typical jobs that students find on their own. Click here to find out more. Below you can find a video further explaining Co-operative education.
On-Campus Jobs: The college offers a number of interesting part-time jobs on campus, in areas such as the Learning Centre, Welcome Centre, and Centre for Campus Life. These roles provide the opportunity for students to earn extra money and develop valuable skills, without the hassle of leaving the campus to do it. If you’d like to learn more about these opportunities, click here.
The Other Press: One of British Columbia’s longest-running college newspapers, the “OP” not only brings important news to the community, but is also entirely student run. This means that they have a wide range of paid student positions (everything from writers to editors to layout designers), which provide both a unique campus experience an also a significant boost to your financial portfolio! Find out more about opportunities with the OP, here.