Now more than ever there are more adults attending college. Some are experiencing a tumultuous time in their careers and are training for another career, while others are simply getting the education they need to begin a career. Whatever the cause, there are a shortage of jobs for those that are currently in college. College jobs are hard to come by, whether it be due to the schedule for classes or the lack of experience.
When attending school, college jobs can be found. The financial aid office at the school you attend can give you information on federal work study programs that you qualify for based on financial need. These jobs would help to pay part of your tuition, but you would also get a paycheck. If you need more than part time hours from a college job, it is best to seek employment outside the school.
For those who have prior work experience, finding a college job is less strenuous than for those with no experience in the workforce at all. For those persons who have no experience, you have to get experience somewhere. Contact your local job placement agency or temporary agency for an appointment. You will fill out paperwork that outlines the experience you have, which at this point is absolutely nil. The interviewer will ask for you to describe the kind of work you would like to have, and this is your chance to possibly get a job in the field you are studying. You will have to let them know whether you want part time or full time work, as well as the hours you are available due to school schedules. For the younger students, a personal life will have to be put on hold for the sake of having college jobs. Studying and working will take up most of the time you have outside of class, so it is important you manage your time well. The interviewer will help you find a job that will fit your schedule, should they have any companies available that are willing to accept those with little or no experience. This will probably be a factory job, or one where little skills are required so pay will not be in the highest brackets.
For those who have prior experience in the work force, college jobs will be easier to come by. The job you hold while in college is not important, as long as you finish school. If you have to take a job that you otherwise would not accept simply because you are in college, this is socially acceptable. Working at a skilled job while in college may be too much on the time constraints you will have placed on you, therefore finding a job in a local office or even doing an apprenticeship in some states will allow you to have income. Note that there are some careers that require your apprenticeship to be completed prior to or after school, and not during attendance. College jobs that are desirable are hard to come by, but they are available for those with the skill set to manage them.