Working While Attending College

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Make Some Moola While at School.

Some students have to work to pay for college, some consider their school work their only job and fortunately don’t have to find work outside their studies, and others choose to work while at school to supplement their spending. Whatever the reason, it is rarely a bad idea when a student gets a job, whether it is to pay tuition or housing, plan for their spring break trip (see our spring break blog for more information on that), backpack throughout Europe after graduation or simply to augment their wardrobe; working while in school is not new.

Students can check on CraigsList, Indeed, SimplyHired, SnagaJob, Monster, ULoop, and WayUp for possible part-time job opportunities. Each is updated regularly.

Working it, check out what students are doing at UCF to make money.

Bartending – Apparently, this is a really coveted position, probably because the money is so good, but be prepared for very late hours, even on school nights.

CARE.com – Students can sign up and post availability to babysit, dog sit, tutor, etc. The average pay is about $12 an hour.

Country Club catering – hostess – Some of my daughter’s friends work at a local country club. It can mean some late nights, but there are also weekend day affairs.

Donate blood – Some students choose to donate plasma at Biotest Plasma Center in Research Park. It is a quick way to get cash; you can make $100 your first time donating and $40-$60 every time after that. Drink plenty of water beforehand.

Fiverr – a great place for students to list the services they offer (or parents).

Becoming a dog/cat walker or dog/cat sitting, apply to be a pet sitter at Rover. You will need to pass a basic background check.

Shipt – Become a shopper for Shipt.

StudySoup Notetaker – This is a great job because it doesn’t really require any extra time. If you are an excellent notetaker you can make up to $500 a semester by taking notes as an Elite Notetaker.

Get paid to play with dogs by becoming a sitter with Rover to gain access to the nation’s largest network of pet parents. Click here.

Internships – This is a great way to get real-world experience. You may start a broader search through the Career Center. For a narrower search, we recommend looking at your individual college or looking up specific companies that you may be interested in working for. Chegg has an internship site or check on some of the job sites including Indeed.com. Don’t rule out LinkedIn as a resource either. And, if you have contacts with friends, families, acquaintances, ask if they know of any internships. Even HaveUHeard has a paid internship program.

It’s Working!

But…while we are at it; the following internships just came across our desks…

  • The Briarpatch in Winterpark- the cutest brunch place in all of Orlando is hiring! They are looking for hosts/hostesses, baristas, and servers. They are looking for friendly and outgoing people to join their team. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who has experience in the restaurant business already.
  • Internship opportunity with Nurses First Solutions – NFS is a healthcare recruiting company. They are currently on the lookout for an intern to work in Administrative & Marketing/Sales. They are looking for someone who can work on Tuesdays plus one extra day. They are willing to work around your class schedule as well.
  • The Mayflower at Winter Park is hiring an experienced server- The Mayflower is a retirement community in Winter Park. This job is a serving job to work their lunch and dinner hours. The schedule to expect for this job is that the shifts usually last about 8 hours, you will work holidays, and you must work weekends. The coolest part of this job is that they offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Berry Field Frozen Yogurt in the Oviedo Mall- Berry Field Froyo is looking to add someone to their team. They need someone who can work at the yogurt shop on Monday through Friday from 1-5 pm. They need someone to maintain the store and help make yogurt and boba teas. You can email your application to Berryfieldfrozenyogurt@gmail.com to apply.
  • Reina Skin Care is looking for an Intern- Reina Skin Care is a skincare brand that is looking for interns to complete some of the following duties: daily newsletter creation, sending newsletters to customers, Instagram, and Facebook posts, and content creation. This is a fully remote internship that will take up about 10 hours per week. No experience necessary. To apply, you can send your resume to reinaskincaresoultions@gmail.com.
  • Greenway Dodge is hiring 2 full-time cashiers- This job is a front desk job at an Automotive Group. The responsibilities include cashing out customers, answering phones, and filing paperwork. They are also looking for someone to fill an Auto Porter position. This role consists of greeting customers at their vehicles, maintaining the lot, and making sure that the lot stays tidy.
  • UCF SAS is hiring an Office Assistant for Deaf and Hard of Hearing– For this role, you must be able to ensure accessible video and audio content in courses for deaf and hard of hearing students. If you are good with audio and visual, this could be the perfect job for you. They prefer an undergraduate student and someone who is familiar with Microsoft and excel. The pay is $14/hr working 30hrs a week. You can send your resume and cover letter to Johanna.Huerta@ucf.edu to apply.
  • Crunch Fitness Clubs Orlando- Crunch Fitness is hiring a front desk associate, a cleaning professional, a personal trainer, and more. They have reopened since the pandemic and have taken all the necessary safety measures to stay open. They are looking to extend their family and hiring a few people to add to their team. You can make anywhere from $8-11 an hr. You can apply directly on Glassdoor for any of these positions.
  • Hummus House Winterpark– Hummus House Winterpark is hiring. They are looking for hardworking people with quick service to join their team. They offer flexible hours and pay. You can apply directly on their website.
  • Jackson Hewitt Central Florida– Jackson Hewitt Central Florida is looking to hire someone to be a call center representative starting in November. You must be able to work weekdays, weekends, and evenings at their office in Winter Park. No tax experience is necessary. The starting pay is $12/hr but can be negotiated. If interested you can email kbuttermore@jacksonhewittcfl.com.

Lifeguarding – There are lifeguard positions on campus and off. In a city like Orlando, there are many water parks and places that hire lifeguards. American Red Cross lifeguard classes are given right on campus at the RWC.

Mall – Yes, many students have said that there are plenty of part-time jobs at the malls near campus. Waterford Lakes Town Center, the Florida Mall, and the Mall at Millenia and Oviedo Mall literally have hundreds of retail stores and restaurants. Of course, working in a clothing store is the job I am afraid will cost us more than my daughter could actually make, but some students have better restraint so it can be a good job. If you saw her closet, you would understand my trepidation.

Notetaker – This is a great job because it doesn’t really require any extra time. If you are an excellent notetaker you can make up to $500 a semester by taking notes for StudySoup as an Elite Notetaker.

Textbook Valet – Using their own social networks, students are trained to engage with other students to buy books, generate buzz around campus, and coordinate a campus book buyback. Campus reps make commission up to 20% of the buyback value they personally buy.

RA – (Resident Assistant) – This is a great way to get reduced housing and make some money. Students have to apply the year before (applications for Spring 2018 are closed. Check out the requirements online; there are quite a few as this position comes with great responsibility.

Knight Ride –Students drive golf carts around campus at night so students don’t have to walk alone late at night. Students ride for free, but the school pays the drivers.

Teaching Assistant (T.A.) – If you do well in a class, consider being a TA! Some classes get paid for this, and it also looks good! Just ask your professor.

Tutoring – If there is a subject that you have already mastered, share your knowledge for $20-25 an hour with a student that needs some guidance in that subject. In particular, student-athletes are often provided with tutors in over 75 classes. They are always looking for more tutors.

UBER – Yes, some students with their own cars drive for UBER.

Wag – It’s an app that connects dog owners with dog walkers. Its a quick way for college kids to get their dog fix, exercise, and some cash.

Waitress/Hostess – There are so many places to eat on or near campus and they all need help at some point.

Our inter works for a radio broadcasting company that owns three radio stations in Orlando! (WOLC 1059, WOMX 1051, WQMP 1019). They are always hiring for promotions assistants, now called brand ambassadors, for all three stations!

Students can also check here or here (this one requires UCF id and password) for on-campus jobs directly through UCF. UCF also offers FWS (Federal Work Study) programs for students in need of financial assistance.

Remember, students that hold part-time jobs may not be able to leave for school breaks, which may mean spending Thanksgiving, spring break or some of the winter break up at school. Some dorms are not open during breaks so this can be an issue.

Jobs open up when students leave for the summer. You can find a list of openings, both on campus and off, through Knights Connect.

UCF Downtown is now hiring for: member services, fitness attendant, building manager, group exercise instructor, and personal trainer. Apply online here.

Another great resource for finding work is through Fiverr; an online marketplace for freelance services. Students can list services they offer from tutoring, babysitting, car washing; you name it.

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