Ok, now that I’ve listed my previous college jobs, now to list some ideas for current college jobs. Suggestions are welcome. The key difference here is I’m not just looking to eat and score beer money. I want to “move forward”, and get skills that will help me achieve what I want in the future. These include computer skills, networking, and business knowledge. At the same time, it has to have flexible hours. Here are my Saturday-morning brainstorms:
1) Start more blogs/websites – Websites seem to be the new virtual real estate. However, I have been really bad at updating my only other blog, MyHealthBlog. I might try this later, but I don’t feel it really helps me learn that much more unless it is already in an area I like.
2) Start my own business – The dog toy idea is still coming along, albeit slowly. I don’t see it as a large money making venture due to time costs. Other ideas include doing local website design. One thing missing – I’m not good at it, yet. I do have a lot of ideas though.
3) Part-time professional job – I have enough coursework to try and get a very basic position in my chosen field of computers, and I already have a technical degree. It would be hard to find a position that works well around my classes, but there would be the potential to learn a lot of new things.
4) Join an Entreprenurial Student Society – This may not make me money right away, but learning business ideas is something I am very interested in. I think hanging around other driven students would be cool, and we could try to think up the next Flickr or Friendster idea.
5) Learn more about real estate – I think learning more about real estate and how things work will also help me in the future. I could train to become an appraiser or other related job.
6) Join a small business – Start-ups usually take 120 hours a week, but perhaps joining a smaller business just to learn the ropes of accounting, marketing, and dealing with vendors and customers for a small biz would be neat. I wish I asked to learn more while working for those mom and pop shops before.
Just for the money ideas:
A) GRE/SAT Prep Tutoring – I have high test scores, and have experience teaching. This area pays very well, $30-$40 an hour at many places. However, this is really boring to me. Teaching standardized tests is painful.
B) Private Tutoring – I feel like I’ve already gotten all I can from tutoring, but I could try to branch out and tutor the classes I’ve last two terms.
By Jonathan Ping | Entrepreneurial | 12/17/05, 9:13am