RetailIf sales is your calling, retail may be a great pursuit for you. You can pick any type of store that suits your style. Just be careful picking a store you love or you might end up spending more than you save! Some positions, like bagging and pushing carts can require heavy lifting.
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Easily accessible options• Take a trip to your local mall and explore the wide array of stores -- think clothing, jewelry and furniture stores. Most malls will have kiosk, restaurant, and food court options available too!
• Grocery stores have all types of positions available like cashiers, baggers, cart pushers, etc.
• Explore your neighborhood and look for local shops like florists, convenience stores, card shops, etc.
HospitalityIf you’re friendly, outgoing and interested in the service industry, hospitality can be quite lucrative. Those who are able to wear a smile in stressful situations are best suited for this type of industry as it can become tense at times, but can also be really fun, too!
Easily accessible options:• Plenty of restaurants add on patio/outdoor wait staff, hosts/hostesses, bartenders, dishwashers, valets and bussers.
• Hotels thrive on hard-working staff including receptionists, hotel, restaurant and bar employees, cleaning staff and accommodations staff.
• If you live near a theme park or tourist attraction, these venues are typically looking to hire part time workers for the summer to handle the bigger crowds. You could get a job as a greeter, cashier, or maintenance staff. • Catering jobs typically heat up in the summer as well. Between wedding receptions, galas and other events. Check with catering companies in your area for a job on the wait staff or in the kitchen.
Local BusinessArea businesses hire summer temp workers to help out with tasks, cover for employees going on vacation and pick up some extra hours. They often value the extra help from students who are learning about their particular industry so inquire within businesses related to your major!
Easily accessible options:• Medical, legal and other local business offices often have summer positions available. Those among them include receptionists, file clerks, office assistants and, depending on the type of business, cashiers.
• Cafes, bakeries and delis typically see an increase in customers and require extra staff to handle the flow better.
OutdoorIf the idea of spending the summer indoors is more than you can bear, don’t sacrifice having a job! There are job options available that enable you to stay outside and make some money, too. Depending on the type of people you like to work with or if you like to get your hands dirty, there are options for you to soak up the summer sun.
Easily accessible options:• If you want to save for college and work on your summer than, finding a job at country/swim clubs, gyms with outdoor pools, neighborhood public pools and local beaches often have life-guarding positions available in the summer.
• Landscaping, grounds keeping, lawn service and construction positions open up in the spring and summertime for obvious reasons. You can easily get a position with a company maintaining residences, business properties or, even work at a golf course. Or, if you’re easily motivated, build your own clientele.
• Children’s day camps are a great way to spend time outdoors and have fun at the same time if you enjoy spending time with kids. You’ll probably spend your days playing games outside, splashing around in the pool and crafting art projects. • State and/or national parks also hire summer workers. They need more staff to direct the increasing crowds as well as assist with summer programming. Summer is a great time to land a part time job. Without a class schedule and extracurricular activities, you can devote time to working close to a full-time schedule for the season. A part time job is great preparation for that first job after college. It prepares you for working on a team as well as honing those workplace skills that are necessary for success. Plus, a part time summer job looks great on your resume. Future employers will see that instead of spending your summers laying idly by the pool, you were motivated enough to find a job, make money, and pick up a few real-world, working experiences. Find your part time summer job now!