Summer jobs for college students are important. With more available hours, you can make income that helps pay the bills all year long. And it’s a great time to explore your area of professional interest, learning about the possibilities and making great connections. Sometimes these two important goals are at odds—the job waiting tables pays well, but will it advance your chances of landing a job in marketing when you graduate? The internship with a local graphic designer may help you learn some skills and build your resume, but you’re not being paid much.
One of the best parts about QuadJobs (if we do say so ourselves!) is that we help college students looking for summer work strike the perfect balance. You’ll find pre-professional jobs that can help you get a foot in the door. We also have so many flexible, lucrative summer job opportunities that can fit into whatever hours you’re available to work. So do both!
Here are some of the summer jobs to keep in mind if you’re looking to supplement your summer income with flexible, part-time work:
Tutoring: A hot post right now. Many parents are looking for college tutors to help their kids in various ways of the long summer break. Tutoring tends to pay well and can be fit into an already busy schedule.
Babysitting: A mainstay job on the QuadJobs platform, babysitting not only pays well (think $15-20/ hour), it also can be incredibly fun—especially during the summer months, when you may be asked to take kids to the playground or the pool. Or just have a blast in the backyard sprinkler!
Party help: Are you the life of the party? Well, that’s a great way to make money this summer. Look for job posts to help serve food and drinks, set up and clean up, or keep kids’ entertained and safe. These gigs are a lot of fun and tend to pay well.
The jobs are there for the taking — so update your profile and get to applying!
QuadJobs is an online platform connecting college and graduate students to local jobs. From Saturday night babysitting to moving a couch to helping a local business during a busy time, students find flexible jobs that fit into whatever free time they have. By streamlining the employment connection between campus and community, QuadJobs unlocks jobs particularly well-suited for students’ busy, often changing schedules. The platform tracks every job a student takes and gathers performance reviews. Small jobs matter—they help a student network, earn income, and build a track record of work experience. Local employers can hire with efficiency and confidence.