There is very likely only one thing that you’re looking for out of your part time job: a paycheck. However, there is more to a part-time job than the money you make at the end of the day, though it may take months or even years for those results to materialize. Essentially, you’ll find that a part time job has short-term benefits as well as long-term benefits. And we’re not talking health care or 401K benefits. We’re talking about foundational, career-building lessons and skills that will mold you as a professional. In many cases, these learned traits are invaluable and contribute to the longevity and success of your career. As you search for and work part time jobs, keep these three benefits in mind, as they will pay off for you in the future.Though you may roll your eyes at the prospect of flipping burgers and its impact on your post-collegiate career, that type of job is teaching you how to function effectively in a fast-paced work environment on a team that is hoping to succeed together. If your first job is in retail, your experience is a little different. You’re getting face time with clients and learning to navigate how to interact with all kinds of people in different scenarios, from the customer with a complicated order to the client that just has a bad attitude toward you. These jobs may not seem like a big deal to you at the time; but again, they are teaching you invaluable lessons that will help to shape your professional career.In addition to growing professionally, part time jobs can contribute significantly to your personal growth. You’ll develop lifetime skills that will help you not only as a professional but as a student and overall human being. For instance, part time employees need to be able to compartmentalize and balance multiple tasks at once. It's also a great way to develop time management skills as well as to practice engaging with other people, whether that means customers and clients or co-workers on your team. Finally, part time employees will learn self-management and self-motivation, which enable you to learn how to take responsibility for yourself and your work. These happen to be some of the lifetime skills that won’t just have a tremendous impact on your long-term career path; you’ll see the results immediately. Being a student requires quite a bit of compartmentalizing, time management and self-motivation. You spend long hours in classes, paying attention to instructors and taking notes, as well as even longer hours in the library or your dorm room translating those notes to research papers, presentations and study guides. On top of your academic life, you likely have other things happening, like extra-curricular activities, self-care and being social. Balancing your school life with your social life can be stressful, but with diligent time management and compartmentalization, you can do this successfully. That’s where your self-motivation comes in. Just like in your part time job, you have to improve yourself, encourage yourself and support yourself.