Studying abroad can be both amazing and overwhelming. Amazing because of the privilege to study abroad, interact with diverse students and learn new things. Overwhelming because of the expensive nature of academics generally. Fortunately, you need not be overwhelmed because we have some income-generating strategies for students you can benefit from.
Here they are at a glance:
- Get a job
- Organize tutorials
- Take advantage of seasonal jobs
- Start up a business
Have you ever thought of improving your financial status? If yes what measures have you adopted so far? Here are some beneficial strategies you can adopt.
1. Get a Job
International students who desire to earn extra money can get a part-time job that will not interfere with their academic schedule. In some countries, students are not allowed to work while studying although a part-time job can be granted if the right channel is followed. Contact your school’s counselling unit for more information and clarification.
2. Organize Tutorials
One of the income-generating strategies for students is to organize tutorials. It’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge and help other students pull their weight academically. Your best bet is to choose the course(s) you’re most proficient in for the tutorials. This way, you’ll boost your communication skills and build a good reputation.
3. Take advantage of Seasonal Jobs
Another great way international students can earn money is through seasonal jobs. During holidays (summer), you can get jobs that can earn you money in restaurants, catering companies, school libraries, etc. On the other hand, paid (summer) internships provide a fantastic avenue to make some money while gaining valuable experience.
4. Start up a Business
Some of the most renown businesses and brands today started up in college. e.g Facebook. So if you have some business acumen, put it to good use by starting up a business. Start by looking around you; what are the needs of students, staff, others within the academic community and beyond that need to be met urgently? What’s the best way to meet those needs without breaking the bank?
The answers to those questions are your business opportunities so what are you waiting for? Get thinking and get started.