The university held its Careers Fair all through last week where students were provided with the excellent opportunity to meet potential employers and that served as an inspiration to today’s blog post. If you are looking to find a suitable part-time job whilst studying and are wondering where to begin, you have indeed come to the right place!
Working part-time not only earns you some extra money on the side but is a great way to learn and gain some valuable skills as well as experience. You will develop skills that recruiters look for in a graduate candidate as well as have real experiences to draw examples from to support your job application. Most importantly, you will make some useful contacts that can act as referees when you apply for jobs or further studies after you complete your undergraduate studies. Part-time work at the University of Leicester ranges from areas such as catering, retail, administration to sales and marketing. It is a great way to find what career best suits you if you are confused about it (like me).
The university provides numerous sources of job hunting opportunities, the Career Development Service, Students’ Union and Unitemps being the dominant ones. Register to create an account with MyCareers and Unitemps in order to search and apply for part-time work (on campus, the local area or even during holidays) and even volunteering (mostly unpaid). Both these portals allow students to filter through and choose the nature of work that interests them. The jobs also work around your timetable so your academic life remains undisturbed. You will then be emailed on a daily basis with the opportunities available to you of your particular interest. Unitemps allows you to upload a CV, on the basis of which you will be sent suitable job opportunities. It also makes the application procedure quick and easy. You can also attach referees! It keeps getting better, eh?
The Students’ Union always has on-campus job vacancies available for the student body all year round. You could serve at the Union Diner, be a barista at your local Starbucks, assist at The Shop or help out at The Point. The options are endless! All these jobs help strengthen your communication skills and build your confidence so you are ready to take on the world!
P.S. If you are an international student, make sure to have a look at your visa for the number of hours you are allowed to work per week and apply accordingly.
I hope these were of help. Let me know in the comment section below.
Peace out! 🙂