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I am not sure about you, but I like my money right where I can see it- hanging in my closet.
Next to my Michael Kors bags and Jimmy Choo shoes is my embarrassing shoebox full of sinful receipts. Now, two weeks into the semester, I’m realizing just exactly how broke I really am. So, what can I do about this? Let’s see… Surprisingly, URI offers several career services to get (pathetic retail therapy shoppers like me) jobs with little to no effort.
If you have work study, this will be a lot easier for you. Simply check out their site here, and you’ll see a list of on-campus employment opportunities with every single piece of information that you would want/need to know.
There is also contact information if you find one that you’re interested in. Piece of cake! Unfortunately (or, in a less bratty perspective, very fortunately) for me, I do not have financial aid, which makes getting a job on campus very difficult. Rightfully so, people with financial aid do get priorities of on campus jobs.
If you’re still reading, then you’re a lost duck like me. And for us ducks, we need to try a little harder. The Emporium has over ten restaurants/food distribution stores and about six stores (a copy store, a tanning salon, a book store) that are constantly hiring. (A +, if you live in Rhode Island or are willing to stay a few extra days extra around break time, they’ll be more inclined to hire you!)
If you’re still lost, each building is part of a ‘home’ to a major. Chafee is to Journalism as Washburn is to PR. In your major’s home, there are always lists of internship opportunities listed where the companies are specifically seeking people like us! Ch-ch-check it out! Also, your advisor might have a tip or two of who exactly is looking for what. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
If all else fails, freshman year I did a ‘scientific study’ where I ate pasta in front of some ‘scientist’ and was asked how full I was getting at the end of each 30 second period. Easiest $60 I’ve ever made! The kinesiology department in particular does more studies than some of the other departments. Currently, they’re holding an UR-IDEAL study. FYI: If you choose to participate, don’t make jokes to your mother about “selling your body.” Trust me, it doesn’t go over too well.
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