College may seem stressful and overwhelming at times, but here are some reasons why picking up a part-time job will make your college life better!
1. Spending Money
Here’s to spending money! Between food, gas, rent and other bills, college can get pretty expensive. Working a few shifts a week will help to ease the pain of these necessary expenses. Whether you put it towards a night out with your friends or a grocery trip, it’s certainly nice to have some extra cash.
2. Stress Relief
Most people are reluctant to acquire jobs while taking classes. Although this is a valid point and school should be the priority, a job can actually help relieve stress. In my experience, it helps to get away from the schoolwork environment for some hours each week. A different setting with different responsibilities will add diversity to your schedule and distract your stressful thoughts.
3. New Friendships
If you’re working in a college town, you will most likely be working with other students. This will provide and common ground on which to make conversation and build friendships. Even if you work with primarily non-students, a work environment is a great way to meet new people. Everyone knows it’s the people that make the job fun, not the actual job!