Let’s face it: student life involves a lot of textbook reading and lecture listening. While these are both important skills to hone in on, they aren’t the only ones that are worthwhile. They are also not the only ways to…
That title above was literally what I said, when in my first year of university, I found out that summer job postings go up early…in January. I had no prior job experience, except for a handful of unpaid volunteer positions,…
Since the age of fifteen I have always been employed. Going through high school, it allowed me to have the freedom to spend my hard earned cash on things that I wanted and not have to rely on having to convince my parents to give me money or buy me certain things. Fast forward to my university years, being employed has become even more important. The money that I earn from being employed not only allows me to experience things that Toronto offers, but also helps tremendously in covering the cost of being in school.
Like Rihanna, I also work (work, work, work, work).
I find a simple pleasure in putting in my time, effort and creativity into a job and in turn seeing real results. You can take a wild guess at what those results are, but I will save you the time and confirm that they come on a bi-weekly basis into my bank account.
I have had many jobs over my years of working. Some of which include:
- “Expert” pizza-maker extraordinaire
- Marketing Assistant/person who designs a plethora of advertising
- Bakery “Counter-person” (who also does all the other bakery jobs)
- Barista who makes the best cappuccinos @ about 4 different cafes
- Server (who, to be honest, really hated serving)
- Front Desk Porter, A.K.A that person in residence who talks to you enough to know your entire class schedule but still has to ask to see your keycard upon entering the building
This year I have managed to hold down two part-time jobs while also being a full time student. Both of my jobs are on campus, and are positions that are directly affiliated with the university. One of them, (surprise, surprise) is to write entertaining and relevant material for the Life at U of T student blog. The other, is a relatively new job which involves doing admissions for a residence on campus.
The financial struggle is something most students can relate to. Between tuition, textbooks, rent, utilities, FOOD, and oh yeah, social outings, our expenses really add up. What’s just as real is the job-finding struggle. No one wants to hire you…