How to Make Money & Keep It While at Uni

The only way to have money while studying is to get a job. I understand that the word ‘job’ may be a difficult concept to handle for some, but essentially it is something you will have to do.

It is not as terrifying as it may seem, or as difficult. There are hundreds of ways to find a job and save money while you study and at the same time spend a little when that ‘party of the year’ arrives.

Juggling your studies, your social life and your work life is often very challenging but it is certainly not impossible. Prioritising is the main point. For many people passing their university classes is the most important thing, because let’s face it, who wants to go through it all a second time?

When deciding on what job it is you want to do, there are a few things which need to be taken into consideration. Firstly, if you are going to be commencing your tertiary studies straight after school, it would probably be best to look for a casual job. A part time job may suit your university timetable, but often it doesn’t, so a casual job is the next best thing. As a casual worker straight out of school you cannot expect to be paid your weight in gold, you cannot even expect to be paid your weight in 5 cent pieces. It just does not work that way. You are not a qualified professional, and until you are, you are most likely not going to be paid like one.

We all have to start somewhere - Working for maccas or selling life insurance as a telemarketer..

Casual jobs are everywhere, and companies are always seeking young, fresh and exciting new faces to add to their entourage. One of the most effective ways to find a casual job is over the internet.

There are so many websites which allow you to sift through endless amounts of jobs to find the one that best suits you. You are able to enter your city, what it is you wish to do and even how much it is you want to earn. Seek.com is one of the biggest job finding websites in Australia, and allows advertisers to find the employers they need to complete the job successfully.

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There is also the good old fashioned way to job hunt. Print out a handful of your resumes and hand them in at different stores, restaurants, whatever suits what you want to do.  Most universities also have a service where you can search for jobs that may be in your field of study and that would be very beneficial.

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As for the types of jobs that are available to you, the opportunities are endless. You have to be able to find pride in your work no matter what it is you are doing. Some students have a long list of casual jobs they have had. This often helps with social skills and improves your professionalism as you are required to do different things. Promotions is a good way to meet new people and to earn quite a bit of extra cash, it is often very well paid and if you are willing to put in the effort the more shifts you will receive. Many promotions companies primarily seek young and enthusiastic employees for their company to convey a fresh and exciting image

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Many students also find that tutoring is a good way to earn some extra money, and if you are straight out of school it can be a very good idea because all the knowledge you have is still fresh, and the feeling of helping someone else out with calculus can be quite rewarding.

Teaching calculus or the timetables, its up to you really

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The key to having money while studying not only lies in having a job, it also means you will have to save. Saving, for some comes naturally, and for others the urge to spend all that hard earned cash overrides the need to save. Saving is essential and there are costs that always take you by surprise and if the money needed for that extra cost was spent on a new outfit for the weekend, you could be in trouble.

It is advisable that you have two bank accounts, one for everyday expenses and another only for savings, which, if you were really smart, would have the highest possible interest rate. Next, make frequent deposits into your savings account, because whatever you put in accumulates interest. Deposit whatever amount you feel is reasonable and then try to forget about it so that you don’t spend it.

Remember that it all adds up and that if you work hard and save, you shouldn’t have many financial troubles while studying.

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5 Comments

  1. Jchan says:

    I’ve also found http://www.gumtree.com.au/ useful to find jobs

  2. Chloe says:

    I forgot about that one, thank you for that. :)

  3. Chetan Patel says:

    do you offer any type of IT related job while studying.
    i’m very much interested in your programs.

    Kind Regards
    Chetan

  4. C&C says:

    so many dodgy jobs on gumtree haha

  5. Chloe says:

    @Chetan,

    You would have to contact the different places you were interested in. What might be a good idea is to ask the area where you are studying if they would be able to put you in contact with someone who may be looking for students who were wanting would experience or internships. I hope this helps

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