Jobs for Students in Cuba

Current openings in Cuba

Many university programs and college programs around the world allow students to work on part-time basis preferably 20 hours over a week. But in no case, you would be allowed to work more than 35 hours per week.

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 bills or maybe travel cost.

You can make some pocket money working part-time while pursuing a study program in Cuba like in most Latin American countries.

The type of job you will secure largely depends on your qualification, previous work experiences if you have any and your skill sets.

Besides money, part-time job also help you to learn in real-time; for example, when you work for the college cafeteria or security you meet many new people, learn new dialects and get a fair chance to socialize with locals.

Part-time work opportunities are better for students enrolled in graduate programs or research programs. For candidates enrolled in undergraduate programs or certificate courses of a few months duration opportunities are quite limited.

Usually, your program director will help you in finding part-time work opportunities inside the 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 on campus during summer breaks and choose to work full time to make some extra money, this can add well to your next semester expenditure.

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 lawn or house cleaning, etc.

If you know driving and have a local driving license you can take people for sightseeing and would be pretty exciting experiencing. You will enjoy your holidays while serving travelers to navigate Cuban scenes.

Also you can also manage part time job opportunities outside the campus for example to work for a gas filling station or newspaper delivery etc.

You can find part time work opportunities around campus from local newspaper advertisements, classifieds or social media, etc. Also, senior students and college groups will be helpful in this regard.

Many colleges and universities facilitate internships to the students as a part of their program. Thus, students can also earn through internships while continuing with studies.

When you work part-time for someone this makes to part of your CV and works as a good recommendation when looking for a regular day job even after study.

For part-time jobs although local candidates are preferred but there are no reservations. Anyone can apply for such jobs and earn money in Cuba.

RocApply Tips for Students / Part Time Job Seekers

  • ⦁ 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 mostly available to students.
  • ⦁ One can also look for jobs nearby 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.
  • ⦁ Part time employment is one of the best options available to the students, as it provides with a lot of experience and financial support.
  • ⦁ 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 and many more.

There are ample amount of opportunities that students can easily avail. These types of jobs may require good communication skills but there are often no formal requirements when it comes to past work experience. It means you will probably be able to find a job, which might be an excellent opportunity for an international student.

"I am currently working as a Guest Relations Officer for Merit hotel. On a day-to-day basis I get to meet or work with people from everywhere." - Diyora Muattar from Uzbekistan

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