By Samantha Nitz
As the school year finally comes to a close and summer plans begin to fill up everyone’s calendars, students are becoming all too aware of their empty bank accounts.
Many freshmen have realized the enormous cost of going to college and are beginning to seek employment for the 2013-2014 school year. For students like Katrina Kaypaghian, a job is not just something to put on a resume, it’s a necessity.
“You have no idea how many things you need to buy over the course of the year,” she said. “From shirts and costumes to even just food and basic necessities like shampoo, it really adds up.”
What do you do if you’re quickly running out of money and want to secure better financial stability? The answer is simple: Wait, research and ask.
BroncoLink is an amazing tool for students to research jobs on campus, as well as those in close proximity to Santa Clara. Unless you live nearby, it’s more helpful in finding a job for the next school year than this summer. Students who want to use BroncoLink to find a job should bide their time until school nears.
It may seem difficult to hold out the job search until the summer ends, but odds are you’ll find a job which fits much better into your schedule and doesn’t require remaining on campus during the summer.
Asking for a job is the most important tool you can use while job searching. Often there are empty positions in Benson Memorial Center as well as opportunities to work at the front desks in dorms, but they are only offered when people ask to apply. They are not usually actively seeking employees, but can be great resources in your job search.
So let curiosity get the better of you, and ask about any job that suits your interest. Even if they aren’t hiring, you’ll rest easy knowing you asked, and employers can even alert you about similar jobs on campus.
Remember, spend wisely and be able to limit yourself to make things easier for yourself in the future. Ask and research around campus to find employment. There’s a perfect job for you somewhere on campus. All you have to do is try to find it.
Contact Samantha Nitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.