A college blog for curious readers.

How to Find a Job in College: Telecommuting

Aug 20, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • Work & Internships
Wondering how to find a job that fits your schedule? Try telecommuting.

Wondering how to find a job that fits your schedule? Try telecommuting.

It’s often hard to figure out how to find a job in college, given that group projects, social events, club activities, internships, and studying don’t always follow a fixed schedule. For that reason, I found the best way to make money is by telecommuting. You can set your own schedule, as long as you turn in assignments in a timely manner.

I was a freelance content writer for one website and a freelance petition writer for another, which not only helped me make money, but also gave me useful skills that I could then put on my resume. I recommend this sort of position to college students, especially those who are majoring in English or Journalism. It’s an easy and flexible way to use your skills to make money while you’re in school.

My work with a petition writing organization not only made me some spending money but set me up for an internship that I really wanted after graduation. More important than the money was the experience I gained. I became an extremely fast and diligent researcher and learned how to budget my time very well.

The best part about the job was that it was a telecommuting job, so I could work from my dorm room or the library after I finished my homework. I didn’t need to spend any time or money commuting to work; all I needed was a computer and an Internet connection.

After graduation, I found an internship as a researcher for particular causes. When I told my interviewer about my previous freelance experience, she offered me the job on the spot! In addition, the petition writing organization offered me a freelance job post-grad, so I was able to translate it into even more money.

When figuring out how to find a job in college, I would recommend that anyone who has the time and dedication should try to get a telecommuting job. Not only can you make some extra spending money; you can also gain experience that could lead you to post-grad jobs.

Photo credit: Mark Hadley via Flickr

Print Friendly

Brittany Moorman

Brittany is a graduate from the George Washington University who majored in English with a minor in creative writing. She's done numerous independent studies and freelances for Force Change, a social activism site. In addition to this, she hosts an education blog and is currently an intern for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She's passionate about helping students and their parents navigate their way through college, providing advice on both fun and serious matters.

More Posts

Tags: , , ,

Comments are closed.