Five Jobs That Undergraduates Could Do

by Redeeming Riches on January 6, 2014

Money is a very big factor when you’re a college student. I should know because I just graduated recently and the journey for my degree was far from being made up of rainbows and butterflies. The unwritten rule in college is that you need to say goodbye to your diploma if you  can’t financially survive. I strongly suggest that you keep on reading this article in case you’re on that very boat right now for you might learn a thing or two from my experience.
What you need in order to pay the bills while you’re studying is a job. However, not all learners find the employment that utilizes their skills. In turn, they end up under-performing in the work place. Don’t be intimidated by this simple truth! Instead, take it as a personal challenge. Thus, you need to find the right work that makes use of the skills and knowledge you acquire  at school. The following is a list of jobs that even an undergraduate like you could do efficiently. Look out for them and you could earn while applying the things you’ve earned in the academe.
*Proofreading
A lot of students hate proofreading for they see it as additional work. If you’re good with then pen and have a keen eye for grammatical errors and misspellings then this is the perfect job for you. I personally worked as a student proofreader for four years and I could proudly say that I owe my degree to this job. You could start with the kids at your school. A minimal fee will attract a lot of customers and then things will pick up from there. Expand your network by using social media to your advantage.
*Librarian
Working as a librarian is easier said than done but you can pull it off, given that you have the right amount of patience, determination and a starving wallet. What you need in this job is the ability to keep tabs of the things that are happening inside the library itself. You’ll be surprised at how many books get lost and the number of students who are overdue in terms of borrowing classics. In addition to that, you also have to maintain the cleanliness of the facility and  the see to it that the masterpieces are on their best conditions.
*Copy writing
This is another job that I took on when I was still studying. Having a knack for the pen could really take you to places. I used to work as a writer for superiorpapers.com and from my experience,this job doesn’t require anything besides your wits and your love for the writing craft. Copy writing is all about marketing products to a specific customer. Companies today are looking for fresh talent. In case you have what it takes then do consider yourself hired!
*Barrister
Mixing delicious coffee, talking to people from all walks of life and serving with a smile is what a barrister’s job is all about. This is one of the most popular stints for students, due to the fact that most employers offer flexible time. I had some friends who worked as barristers and from what I have heard from them, the pay is decent and you just need to be level-headed at all times. There are two rules in this line of work. The first one is that the customer is always right. The second is that when the customer is wrong, go back to number one!
*Site Administrator 
Being good at tweaking stuff on “code level” could really earn you some serious cash. Apply as a site administrator and you won’t have to worry about your tuition fee anymore. Heck, you could even become the next Mark Zuckerberg. Just keep in mind that being a site administrator is going to demand a lot from you. Expect calls in midnight from your boss You also have to deal with pesky hackers who will try their best to destroy you, regardless of whether or not you did anything to them.
Just remember to bite only what you can chew. Don’t let the work pile on you for it could interfere with your own studies which is pretty much counterproductive to your overall goal. Study hard, pray harder, work part-time and get that diploma of yours in order to be one step closer to your dreams.
Author’s BioVeronica Finch is a fresh graduate from New Orleans University who is currently working as a freelance writer. She also contributes to various web sites in hopes of making a name for herself in the writing industry. 

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