Allow me to let you in on a little secret: being a student ambassador is my job! Yes, I do get paid to write blogs, call prospective students, and help put on some fun Biola visit events for you all to come to! It’s honestly one of the best jobs that I could ever ask for, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to do this for a whole year.
But wait, I have a second job! I also work at Heritage Café, the coffee shop next to the Library. I’ve worked there for a year and a half now, and your girl was just recently promoted to supervisor! Apparently they trust me enough to let me be in charge of the place… we’ll see how this goes!
Now, I know what you’re thinking, two jobs is a lot. How on earth do I manage these jobs, plus school, plus a little bit of a social life? I’d be lying to you if I told you it was easy –– so I won’t. There are definitely days that I wonder why I bring this on myself. But honestly, I love it. Both jobs are so much fun, and I get to work with the most amazing people! I mean coffee and prospective students, what more could you ask for in the working world?
Working on campus is such a great option for current Biola students. It provides the opportunity to work your desired amount of hours while still getting to form relationships with other students. There are SO many kinds of on-campus jobs, from coffee shops, to teacher’s aids, to library workers. You are bound to find something that you can apply for, and enjoy.
On-campus jobs are great for a number of reasons:
- They are incredibly flexible. Employers work with your class schedule to find the best times for you to work, and they understand that school comes first.
- The convenience of working within a short walking distance from your dorm is a lifesaver! (I’ve been almost late just a few times…)
- Working on campus also gives you a chance to get to know people that you otherwise may not get to meet. Taking out trash late at night and being scared to death by the campus cats is quite a bonding experience!
- You gain real job experience that will prepare you for life after graduation. Check out the Center for Career Development to discover more on-campus professional development opportunities.
If you’re coming to Biola, and in need of a little extra cash (or tuition money), then don’t you worry. There are many on-campus job opportunities available for you. I highly recommend taking advantage of them!
Until next time,