Part-Time Jobs for Students

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Part-Time Jobs for Students

Getting a part-time job while you're at college will put some much needed extra cash in your pocket. It will help cover bills, buy food, and pay for a few nights out with friends. Most importantly, it will reduce the stress that comes with money worries, giving you more time and energy to focus on what matters most: getting the best grades. Here are some of the best part-time jobs for students, as well as some handy tips for finding work during a global pandemic.

First of all, you'll need to find out if you are permitted to work part-time as a student. For example, many countries restrict the number of hours you can work as an international student. Some won’t let you work at all, especially if you’re on a paid scholarship or receive a stipend. What’s more, the number of hours you could work often depends on whether it's term-time. You may need to apply for a separate work visa in some countries.

If you can work, start by browsing online job boards or popular job websites. You could do it the old-fashioned way by dropping off your CV or resume at local bars and restaurants. This is time-consuming, but speaking to potential employers face-to-face can show initiative, personality, and dedication -- and therefore increase your chances of nabbing that job. You might even get a job offer, interview, or trial shift there and then. Registering with job agencies or speaking to your school's career services are avenues to explore.

1. Pet sitting
Pet sitting and dog walking is fun ways to earn some extra cash while at university., for example, brings together pet owners and sitters. Just set up a profile to start looking for jobs. You can earn rates from RM10-RM25 an hour.

Restaurants and catering work is ideal for full-time students. The hours and shifts are flexible, and there's a chance to earn some extra cash through tips. In Malaysia, servers working in Kuala Lumpur restaurants can take home around RM 20 (USD 5) on a busy shift. 

4. Tutoring
Why not put your academic skills to good use by doing some part-time tutoring? Tutors and freelance language teachers can earn up to RM30 an hour, and apps like Zoom mean you can work remotely with people from all over the world. Preply is an online platform that connects language tutors to over 800,000 learners. 

5. Retail
Store assistant roles in well-known chains pay at least RM 10 an hour. With a few extra responsibilities, you could earn over RM 20 an hour. Many people who work in retail do so part-time, so it's perfect for studying. Working just 10 hours a week (or two shifts) will give your monthly budget a significant boost. You'll earn enough to cover daily expenses, eat quality food, and have some much-needed fun when exam season is finally over.

6. Copywriter
Freelance sites such as list thousands of copywriting and content writing jobs. These are perfect for English Literature students, or aspiring journalists. You can do the work in your own time and earn between RM 15-RM 25 an hour.

7. Food delivery
Students are earning up to RM 200 a week in Kuala Lumpur, doing food delivery for popular apps such as Grabfood, FoodPanda and lots more. These companies have attracted controversy for their zero-hour-contract business models. However, they offer flexible working hours and help students pay their way through college.

The student perspective
Mr Salmoon worked in student support services while studying the Business Administration programme. The extra cash helped him through college, but he also gained valuable experience that has increased his long-term career prospects. "Being a student worker helped me delve into the world of professional etiquette and norms," says Salmoon. "Learning how to use email as the main source of communication among colleagues is a valuable skill. It will directly apply in my future profession when working on projects in a team. This experience also helped me to manage my time wisely and prioritize what needs to be done first."

At Mantissa College, we deliver the Bachelor of Business Administration programme, a programme in collaboration with Paris Graduate School of Management, France. Meaning that students will have the opportunity to study with us here at Mantissa College, in Malaysia and get an accredited French Qualification. 

This BBA programme enables post-secondary school applicants, (applicants who graduated from O-Level) with five (5) credits to apply directly into the Degree (BBA) programme, without the need of going through a foundation or Diploma programme.

Mantissa College’s BBA program boasts a dynamic global network of more than 80,000 alumni. One recent alumnus, Ms Cathy, says, “I took the 3-years Bachelor of Business Administration course right after my SPM (O-Level) without needed to go through Foundation or Diploma programme. The syllabus teaches me the basics elements needed in the business field. The programme also enables me to learn from real people with real problems. Thanks to the diverse and up-to-date programme syllabus, I am now capable of taking up more projects because I had been exposed to a wider perspective on handling matters from my learning experience.”

Certainly, evidence attests to the tremendous value of the BBA Programme. Between its focus on this learning style and many other desirable attributes, Mantissa College’s Bachelor of Business Administration offers an invaluable inside edge for aspiring business leaders

Documents needed
i) Scan a copy of your SPM / O-Level / STPM / A-Level Results

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