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Why King's Students Choose to Work On-Campus

Apr 03, 2017

Hey future students!

For many students, paying for school and making it through the school year can be a bit of a struggle financially. Because of this, many students choose to have part-time jobs on the side to help pay for school and life. If you are someone who will most likely be working while you are a student, WORK ON-CAMPUS. It seriously is the best; jobs on campus understand that you are a student and even though you are working, your priority is school and still doing well in your courses. On-campus jobs are so understanding and willing to work around the kind of crazy schedule you will have as a student. I am all for working on-campus, but if my word isn't good enough, I talked to some other students who work on-campus to hear why they chose to do it.

In a few sentences, can you share what you like about working on campus (or why you chose to work on campus) and what your favourite part about being on Games Day Staff is?

"I decided to work on campus for two reasons; to have a source of small income and to make more friends. Working on Games Day Staff has done just that! I have worked for Games Day for four years now and it was one of the best decisions I have made. Not only have I learned real life skills, but I’ve also been able to work under great mentors and make great friends. I went to school where athletes were the cool kids and you didn’t fit in unless you were one too, but that’s not the case here. It took me some time but I’ve learned that they are just people. Just humans who are extremely talented. I love being able to do a job where I can use my skills to do fun work and support other King’s students. I am a student paying my own way for education, so working part-time is kind of a must. I immediately looked for student positions at King’s and thought the Athletics department seemed like the most fun way to spend my time working. If you like or know any sports, it’s a fun way to still be involved without actually playing."

-Abigail Douglass, 4th Year B.Com.

In a few sentences, can you share what you like about working on campus (or why you chose to work on campus) and what your favourite part about working at the Level Coffeehouse is?

My favourite part about working at the level is being able to talk to friends and customers while serving them coffee. I wanted to work on campus because it gave me an opportunity to earn a little extra money without having to go very far. It's nice to be able to work a couple hours between classes.

 -Justin Wagenaar, 4th Year B.Sc. in Environmental Studies

In a few sentences, can you share who you like about working on campus (or why you chose to work on campus) and what your favourite part about working at the Bookstore is?

"I loved working on campus because of the convenience. It was so nice not to have to spend time driving to work, but instead work a few hours in between classes. Why not spend that (normally unproductive) time between classes making a little extra money? I also loved the hours; working at the Bookstore allowed me to have an income while still having my evenings and weekends free!"

-Rachel Messelink, 1st Year B.Ed. A.D. in Elementary Education

If you are interested in working on-campus, the deadline for returning students is April 30 - for new students the recommended deadline is still April 30, but applications will be accepted until August 15. Click here for more information and to apply!

Cheers,

Tara

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