While it's tempting to spend your summer partying with friends or just putting your feet up, you could do something a lot more useful with your time...
Now your exams are (finally, or nearly almost) over, it's time to start thinking about earning some money this summer. And don't worry, jobs don't have to be boring! There are some jobs perfect for students:
- Summer camp
Ideal if you want to spend most your summer getting paid to be a big kid running games for other kids! A summer camp looks great on your CV, pays good money and if you go abroad you'll come home with a cracking tan everyone will be jealous of - win win!
Whilst away from university, why not get an internship? They're ideal because you can get one for a couple of weeks, or a couple of months. It'll help you gain new skills and give you that important experience everyone keeps banging on about! Warning: most are unpaid.
- Working abroad
If you want to get paid to spend the new few months in a hot country - listen up! You've got loads of options - holiday rep, bar work, DJ, child's entertainer and more. You'll meet other students doing the same as you too, so it's a great way to make some mates.
No money? This is one of the best jobs for that. Your wage might not be amazing but if you offer service with a smile you'll make more than enough in tips! Then you have no excuse for going out with your mates on your days off, right? Well...
- Festival volunteer
Don't worry if you aren't going to a festival this year - if you work at one you get to watch the artists for FREE! Yeah, you might have to tidy up or work in a burger van but it's definitely worth it to have the chance to go to some of the big festivals.
- Charity work
Is there a charity or good cause close to your heart? Then volunteer this summer. Help those that need it and sit back to watch the good karma roll in. Having 'good samaritan' on your CV will look pretty good too!
- Bar work
If you're a night owl then get a job behind a bar. Socialising around a bar will seem like second nature by now, so it won't even feel like work! Once you've had a job behind a bar, you can easily get a job in your university town next term.
Shops are typically busier in summer so they need you! This is another job that's handy to have on your CV. Wages can be quite good too - well, good enough to fund your days/nights out anyway. Plus you'll get staff discount so choose wisely!