We understand the pressure that comes with studying abroad: assignments, learning anew language, making new friends and get along with a different climate!
An extra income through a part-time job can go a long way to help you fund extra-curricular activities and in some cases cover basic education expenses! RocApply has dedicated this guide for you to have a basic grip on what students can do to earn as they study in Belgium!
Though earning from such jobs would not be sufficient to pay for tuition fees but it will be of little help to support your studies for example to pay your food bills or may be entertainment cost. You can make some pocket money working part-time while pursuing a study program in Belgium.
The type of job you will get largely depends on your qualification, previous work experiences if you have any and any relevant knowledge. Besides money, part-time job also help you to learn in real-time; for example, when you work for college cafeteria or security you meet many new people, learn new dialects and get a fair chance to socialize with the locals.
Part-time work opportunities are better for students enrolled for graduate programs or research. For candidates enrolled in undergraduate programs or certificate courses of a few months duration opportunities are limited.
Normally your program patron will help you in finding part-time work opportunities inside campus, for example; work in a cafeteria, library, college canteen, security, laundry or gardening etc. Candidates with higher qualifications may also get a chance to deliver classes to junior students.
If you stay back in campus during summer breaks chose to work full time to make some extra money, this can add well towards your next semester expenses.
Also weekends are free, you can look around for some jobs that can be done over holidays to make some extra money; for example you can mow the yard or house cleaning.
If you know driving and have a local driving license you can take people sightseeing and that can be pretty exciting. You'll enjoy your holidays while serving travelers.
Also you can get part-time job opportunities outside the campus for example to work for a gas filling station or newspaper delivery amongst others. You can find part-time work opportunities around campus from local newspaper advertisements, classifieds or social media.
Also senior students and college groups will be helpful. As RocApply we help students get placements when job vacancies show up through our website. Be sure to constantly check jobs with us!
Many colleges and universities provide internships to the students as a part of their study program. Thus, students can also earn through internships and continue with studies concurrently. When you work part-time for someone this makes to part of your resume and works as a good recommendation when looking for a typical day job.
For part-time jobs although local candidates are preferred there are no reservations. Any student can apply for such jobs and earn money.
Reapply Tips for Students
- Students can search for part-time employment opportunities in their college premises.
- Options such as working in the cafeteria, library, supporting the administrative department are available to students.
- One can also look for jobs near colleges or residence to save the time to travel.
- Students can discuss with their peers who are already working, and can join the same place.
- Few options that students can avail outside their college premises are, working in an amusement park, grocery store, mall, showrooms, restaurants, fuel pumps, or even work from home, etc.
- There are ample amount of opportunities that students can easily avail.
For companies interested in working with RocApply
For companies interested in working with RocApply to secure employment for students please send us an email at Senegal@rocapply.com