Summer break is here for most and that means your free time may have just opened up a bit more. Summer is a perfect time for college students to get a job to occupy this new amount of free time. If you are a student who is home for the summer and tossing around the idea of getting a job but not sure where to start, here is a short list of summer jobs!
1. Freelance writing
Do you enjoy writing? This is a perfect way to make some money over the summer by doing something that you enjoy! It also allows you to set your own schedule as long as you meet the deadlines laid out by your "employer."
Babysitting over the summer is a great way to earn some money, especially if you enjoy being around kids all day! With a playful and outgoing spirit, babysitting provides a great opportunity to make a kids summer enjoyable while their parents are away at work. Not to mention, you get to reap the benefits of fun summer activities, too!
For those of you looking to have a summer job that resonates with your studies, a summer internship is the best thing for that! There are plenty of companies that are looking to hire summer interns and its a win-win for you as well as you are searching for related experience.
Have you been thinking about starting your own thing for awhile now? Summer is the perfect time to pursue your own hobbies and turn them into that side hustle! Use this new found free time to get to work on your own dreams.
5. A dispatcher
Are you a cool, calm, and collected person? This could be the perfect position for you. A dispatcher is typically the unsung professional that collects all of the information during a time of emergency for an individual and dispatches that information to the appropriate first responders. This is a great way to help your community while also making money for the summer!
If you're not the type of person that wants to be stuck inside all summer long, then working as a carpenter could be right up your alley! This position can be grueling and requires a lot of hard work (and withstanding the hot summer heat of course!). But if you like a challenge, this this could be the perfect summer job for you.
7. Customer Service Representative
If you embody an empathetic personality, then a position as a customer service representative could be a position for you. By being patient with customers on the phone or via email, you can help ease their frustrations and ensure them that you are there to help whatever it is they need. This experience could also help you in your future career!
Do you have a particular strong suit in a certain subject area? Why not use your knowledge and skills to help others who might struggle in that area? This is another position that might allow you to create your own schedule and could easily supplement your income if you have another job during the day.
9. Golf Caddy
This is another job for those that do not want to spend their summer indoors. If you have knowledge about golf and enjoy exercising, this could be just the position for you! As a golf caddy, not only do you get to be your chatty self, but you also get to be outside. And if you love golf, then this is just an added benefit (you might be able to golf for free some days during the week!).
10. Camp Counselor
Did you like the idea of babysitting but might want a new or different experience? Then being a camp counselor could be just that! If you enjoy being around kids and doing fun new activities to ensure they have a great summer, then this is the position for you. An added bonus: you could be a camp counselor anywhere across the nation!
Do you have a neighborhood pool and are you able to multi-task and stay calm and attentive in hectic situations? A lifeguard position could be just for you, as long as you pass the few certifications it takes to become one. Another perk: depending on the type of pool, you could definitely catch some nice sun rays by working outdoors!