Flexible Part-time College Jobs

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  1. Keep_Believing

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    My daughter may Cheer in College. Due to finances, she will need to work part-time. Looking for recommendations for part-time jobs that will work with a College student's crazy schedule. She currently Coaches at a small Cheer gym. She has held this job for over a year, loves the job, and work environment, but they are not flexible. She will most likely be living in the Frisco/Dallas area, loves Coaching Cheer, but open to other types of part-time jobs.
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  2. DonnaM

    DonnaM Somewhere... some one.... is giving me a slow clap

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    My CP teaches online. It works well around a busy schedule. In her case, she got invited to teach a science class a few years ago, and in the fall will be teaching four classes, each 8 weeks long. The going rate for an online group class taught by a college student is $5-$10/class per student ($40/$80 total for an 8 week class for the teacher-the parents pay $50/$100 and the platform takes 20%), so a 30 student class adds up fast, and this past year, especially, demand was high. CP writes her classes over the summer, so while there is some adapting and grading during the year, most of the time then is spent on the actual teaching.

    It might be worth it to check Outschool and similar sites and see what they need instructors in. Do note that such jobs are considered independent contractors, and therefore do not get taxes withheld, etc.
     
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  3. Keep_Believing

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    Thank you for sharing!!!!
     
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    catlady Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    My youngest works at a gourmet burger joint in town that has live music where customers order at the counter and the staff brings them their food, runs for bar and fountain drinks, etc. The customer puts the tip on their tab when they order, the staff splits those tips and she makes anywhere from $15-20 an hour and then gets the small hourly check every two weeks. They rely on these college kids, are extremely flexible, and they close at 9:00 pm, so she's back at her apt around 10 pm. Prior to that, she had a tutoring job through the college and they work around their schedules, and I think it was around $10 an hour.

    Her sorority sisters are a great source and let each other know when higher paying, flexible hour jobs come available.
     
  5. Keep_Believing

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    That is great they work around their schedules!
     
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    Mine both worked at a bar close to campus. They were very willing to work around schedules, but also the staff was able to work together to cover shifts needed for each other. Not only did they make some decent money, but also it was a place were many of their friends went, so they got to socialize and get paid for it.
     
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    That's good to know. Any advice on getting your foot in the door when you don't have any restaurant or bar experience?
     
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    My CP has an on campus job through federal work study and they’re very flexible. She’s limited to only a few hours per week because the work study program dictates how much she makes per semester and her hourly rate means she can only work about 10 hours per week. She has a second job at a small cheer gym where she teaches classes and coaches teams on evenings and weekends. Less flexible, but the hours they need her work well with her schedule.
     
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    I did a lot of babysitting in college and found most jobs on Care.com and Sittercity.com. Outside of basketball season, I usually picked up steady nannying jobs between class and practice.
     
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    Ems I have my own cheer message board

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    An on campus job! They are obviously very flexible with working with class schedules. A lot of schools offer peer-led tutoring for a lot of different majors/classes, which is what I did. If she's just a freshman, that may not be an option (helps to take the class before you tutor it), but there's usually a bunch of jobs in the cafeteria or working a front desk for various offices or parking services. I loved working on campus because I didn't have to "commute" between work and school since it was in the same place! It wasn't the greatest pay, you could probably make more waitressing with tips and such, but it was still decent.
     
  11. Keep_Believing

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    If things go as planned, she will live with family in Frisco and drive to Dallas for UTD (University of Texas Dallas) . It will be between 30-40 min. drive depending on traffic.