The struggle of trying to find a great job while at uni
Being a student comes with a heap of reasons to stress, and unfortunately, finding part-time work is only one of them. I found that balancing my university course, professional work and social life to be nigh-on impossible, even with all the fancy calendars, schedules and to-do lists.
Determined to avoid stacking shelves or cleaning tables, I set out to find an opportunity to gain industry experience relevant to my course that could fit around my studies, and having found exactly that, I wanted to share my experiences so others can do the same.
What makes the perfect student job?
Is it the money? The responsibilities? The company? The somewhat depressing reality is that most part-time student jobs include inconvenient hours, low pay and a lot of travel. For me, there are three key things students should look out for that make the perfect part-time job – flexibility, mentorship and experience.