The Benefits Of Casual Work As A University Student

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After attending lengthy university classes and lectures multiple times per week, we know that getting a job is probably the last thing on your mind. But what if we told you there are several advantages to working part-time while studying for your degree?

Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits you can experience when you take on casual work…

Earn extra cash 

One of the most obvious (and appealing) things about working part-time while at university is that you get to earn some extra money. And you know what that means? You’ll finally be able to attend the gigs and book the holidays that you’ve had your eye on for months! Plus, unlike full-time employment, you’ll have the flexibility to save while studying.

Gain beneficial skills

There’s no denying that university is beneficial for your future. But a part-time job allows you to gain transferable skills that you simply can’t get from a degree. As a casual employee, you’ll have the chance to acquire in-demand expertise and real-world experience. You’ll also learn how to manage your time (and money) while attending classes, revising, working, and socialising.

Increase your confidence

A part-time job is a great way to get out of your comfort zone and gain the confidence you need to succeed in life. This is especially true if you work in a customer-facing industry, such as events or promotions, where human interaction is absolutely necessary. It can also help you build your social skills, which is a huge plus after 18 months of online lectures.

Meet new people

Don’t wait until after you graduate to build up your list of contacts. By working part-time around your studies, you can start networking and getting your name out there. Even if the job you get isn’t in your preferred industry, you never know who you might bump into. What’s more, you’ll meet like-minded people, and possibly make lifelong friends.

Make work fun 

You may think we’re crazy for putting the words ‘fun’ and ‘work’ in the same sentence, but if you’re lucky enough to get a job in an industry that you love, it can be a blast! Working alongside your studies can even give you a well-needed break from lectures, revision, assignments, and exams, as you’ll have something else to focus on. 

Choose hap for casual work

Now that you understand the benefits of part-time employment while studying, you’re probably wondering where to start your job search. If that’s the case, we can help. 

At hap, we have a diverse range of vacancies to choose from across the whole of the UK. Whether you’d prefer to work in hospitality, stadiums or another of our specialist areas, we’ve got you covered! Simply select the role that suits your individual needs and preferences.

Register with us today and prepare to reap the benefits of part-time employment. And if you know someone else who’d like to take on casual work, why not sign up with them? Who knows, you might end up joining the same organisation!

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