Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
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Work as Leadership

The main reason that many college students work is because they need the money; however, a paycheck is just one of the many benefits of a college job:

  • A college job could help you to develop valuable time management and organizational skills and improve your ability to focus and concentrate. Coordinating work and study will force you to learn techniques to use your time as productively and efficiently as possible.
  • Depending on the nature of your college job, you may learn new skills that will come in handy in school and/or in the workplace after you graduate.
  • A campus job can spark interest in a job field. This can assist in picking a major, applying for internships, and joining a club.
  • Similar to student groups, working can create networking opportunities that could be invaluable after graduation, when you are looking for your first full-time job.
  • Not only might the skills that you learn and use in your college job be marketable on your resume, but the independence, work ethic and ability to multi-task reflected in successfully combining school and work is highly valuable as a leader.

Interestingly, these are the same skills/benefits you gain as you participate in any student organization or team sport.

The Student Employment Office, in collaboration with the Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services, provides employment opportunities both on and off campus. Please visit their offices for guidance and assistance.

 

Article based on: http://moneyfor20s.about.com/od/studentloans/tp/working_in_college.htm

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