Summer Jobs for Students

Summer Jobs for Students

by Gavin Mercier
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One of the hardest times to find a job is in the summer – especially as a student. Thankfully, there are some jobs that are ideal for students. These companies often hire students exclusively for they are short term. Student organizations also tend to pay slightly more to students, so keep a sharp eye out for them. Look for organizations such as that, and if that fails, here are a few good alternatives:


Getting a job with a door-to-door company is easy, the hard part is finding a trustworthy employer. A lot of door-to-door companies are less than reputable, so it’s important to do your research before you decide to work for one. Furthermore, make sure that you are paid hourly as opposed to commission-based payment. Your paycheck should reflect the amount of time you worked, especially as a student. Make sure you get paid on schedule, as well. Now, in all fairness, door-to-door is, in my opinion, one of the hardest jobs to keep doing. Its hard work, and nobody trusts solicitors in this day and age, so don’t be surprised if you don’t have a lot of success. If you do decide to do door-to-door, you can make a lot of money if you stick with it. However, the hours are very long and the work is draining, so be warned. If you have a strong work ethic and motivation to do well, you can do very well with sales.

Manual Labor

There are plenty of student jobs available for people that don’t mind putting in a bit of work. There are often student-run painting services; these jobs are a great way to earn some money, as both the pay and hours are good. If you aren’t keen on painting, consider roofing. If you’re up to it, the pay is very good. The work, however, can be very straining in the hot summer sun. If that isn’t your cup of tea, there are always other options.


Another option for students is to look for internships in the summer. While most internships are unpaid, they often open up doors to paid positions. These positions are great, as normally they might require training, but since you’ve been doing the job at an intern capacity you already know what to do. Because of this, these jobs often pay more than normal. Even better, there are often offices looking for student secretaries during the summer, so check around. These jobs are similar to the post-internship positions, without the need to do all that unpaid work.

Finding a job in the summer can be a challenge, but if you’re up to it, there is plenty of money to be made. If you are willing to put in the work, you can make a lot of money over the summer. Work hard, keep your eyes open for good job opportunities, and have fun.

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