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10 Summer Job For College Students

A list of summer jobs that are great for college students.


School is done and you had some time to catch up on sleep, but now you might be itching to do something. Why not look for a summer job? Whether you're an outdoors or indoors person, the perfect summer job awaits.

With families wanting to either send their kids to a camp or spend time with them, there is definitely a job out there for you to do. So, here are 10 jobs to help you decide.

1. Lifeguard

If you love helping people and spending your days in the sun, then this is the summer job for you. This job may give you awkward tan lines, but it will all be worth it when you're seen as the summertime superhero!

2. Camp Counselor

Are you great with kids and love the outdoors? Then, a camp counselor is a job for you! Enjoy your summer by being a role model for kids, engaging the kids in fun activities, and making sure they have the best time at camp.

3. Ice Cream Scooper

Do you have a sweet tooth? Or maybe you just like to stay cool during the summer. If that is the case, ice cream scooper is the job for you. So, practice those sundae-making skills and enjoy seeing the look on a child's face when they get the ice cream they've been waiting for.

4. Produce Stand Worker

What is better than farm-to-table meals? What about being the person who sells all that produce? Being from the Garden State, there is a produce stand on every corner; and every time I go to one, the people who work there love this job.

It is great knowing where your food is coming from, and being up close and personal with a farm could help with becoming a healthier you.

5. Pet Sitter

This is a personal favorite of mine. I am a pet sitter and it is great! For the most part, it is an easy job. You get to spend your days with an animal or two or more, and you just have to follow the instructions that the family left for you.

The two people I pet sit for always leave me a detailed list of things I need to do for their animals, so it is a very low-pressure job because you know what is expected. Also, depending on the family, you may be asked to spend the week (or more) at their house. So, make it a mini vacation away from your roommates, siblings, or family.

6. Nanny/Babysitter

This is another favorite of mine. When I am not watching cats and dogs, I am watching children. This is a fun job for those who like children. If you're a creative person, you will have fun creating games and activities to make sure the kids aren't bored, as well as planning some extra fun days, like a trip to the park or the movies, or even a day at the pool.

Figure out what the child likes the most and your days will be a breeze.

7. Movie Theater Employee

Maybe you're a movie fanatic or you just love the smell of popcorn. If that is the case, working at a movie theater is the job for you. Watch the excitement (or disappointment) from people as they walk out after a movie, and don't forget to enjoy the moment of silence when the movies are playing and the crowds have died down.

8. Bookstore Sales Associate

If movies aren't your things but books are, a bookstore sales associate may be the job for you. Learn the ins and outs of a bookstore, and possibly find a new book you'll have to read and be able to recommend books to some of your favorite customers. Bonus: don't forget about the discount you'll get on books!

9. Host/Hostess

If you're organized, can work through pressure, and have a welcoming or bubbly personality, this is the job for you. You're the first face everyone sees, so let your bubbly personality get put to good use this summer. Be the welcoming face that every restaurant deserves.

10. Food Delivery Driver

If spending time in your car and on the road is your thing, why not make some money while driving? Whether you are a food delivery driver in the traditional way, such as for a pizzeria, or in the new sense, such as with UberEats, whatever way you deliver, you will be able to spend your days driving around, meeting some interesting people, and collecting tips.

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