Why should you consider an on-campus job?

campusjobSo you’re in school full-time, you have a bustling social life, and a few different hobbies that take up your spare time. All this and you’re still a poor university student who struggles to buy groceries and weekly necessities.

If you’re interested in making a few extra bucks every week to replenish your bank account, then why not think about getting an on-campus job? Brock offers many different student job opportunities all over campus that you’re able to squeeze in between class, time at home and social activities.

Generally,  the on-campus jobs are very flexible when it comes to working around your school schedule. You are a student first. Employers are most likely going to understand the importance of why you’re here in the first place. Still, adaptability is always key when it comes to getting a job.

Whether it’s in food services in one of the campus cafeterias, making smoothies at General Brock or picking up a position in Brock University Students’ Union, there are many different ways you can get involved with campus life at Brock and earn some form of income while at school.

What’s even more convenient is that your school and work would basically become one. Your shift starts at 3:00 p.m. but you have a lecture that runs until the same time? Don’t freak out, chances are you can slip out a few minutes early and make it to work on time.

It’s also a great way to meet new people. Anyone with an on-campus job is most likely going to be a Brock student, right? Well, there’s an entire new group of friends right there. Maybe you wouldn’t have had the chance to meet them before you got involved, but thanks to a new job, it also opens up new opportunities for friendships as well.

There are often times when you might not be able to find a paid job but can find volunteer and other non-paid positions on campus. Just because you’re not making any money doesn’t mean you’re not getting experience. With any new working opportunity, it gives you a chance to beef up your resume.

Every year here at The Brock Press there are many different editorial positions that are up for grabs, so if you’re at all interested in writing, why not drop an application off at the office? Contributors are also welcome year-round, meaning if you have anything you think the Brock Community should know about, get in contact with us and maybe your writing will be featured in these very pages.

There are always new jobs available around campus. CareerZone, previously called Career Services, is the best place to find this information, as Brock hires over 1,000 positions each year – the largest department for student hires being Recreation and Leisure. Other school-run sites are sure to help you get your foot in the door of a new challenge.

So get out there and get involved, Badgers. Your opportunities don’t just stop at school clubs and teams; they run far beyond, and influence your every step.

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