A guide to getting skilled, paid work at uni
Making work, work for you
Student living may be all fun and games, but flirting with the breadline will mean the smarter student keeps an eye on the future and a foot in the workplace.
We understand – it’s hard to find a job where you are lucky enough to be learning and earning. But we, at Albert, think you need to think big, be brave and maybe even a little picky. Here are some areas to shift your focus to help you get skilled, paid work:
Route 1: Paid work > Freelancing
Whether you are a languages student hoping to do translations or studying Computer Studies and developing websites, as a freelancer the working world is your oyster. You can pick from a wide range of industries that allow you to trade on your skills for an hourly rate getting paid work.
Even more appealing is that most of this paid work can be done from the comfort of your halls of residence. With a great number of freelancing websites to scour for opportunities, all your paid work can be done online. Here are some of our favourites:
Route 2: Paid work > Tutoring
Tutoring can offer you a decent paid wage all while increasing your understanding of your chosen subject. You may find that, while trying to explain it to others, you will gain a better understanding of the subject matter. Your students will often bring something to the table too and make you think about things in a different way.