Why Part Time Job is Important while Studying Abroad?

Why part time job is important while studying abroad?

The world is house to a wide range of universities and colleges that provide quality education. And, who does not want to gain quality education in this fast developing economy? This is a major reason why so many students go abroad for their higher education. Pursuing an academic course at a foreign country has become a trend for people, irrespective of socio economic stature. A bright future is what people want to concentrate on these days. Therefore, more and more parents are keen on sending their children abroad for higher education.

Going overseas and studying is not an issue; the challenging part is staying there alone during the course duration. There are a lot of things students have to look after in such a situation. They have to take care of their basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing. And, let’s not forget about recreation. None of the things mentioned here comes for free, in addition, they can prove to be a little heavy on pocket considering the erratic nature of Indian currency. So, the students need to do something to be able to sustain themselves and fulfil their basic necessities.

What can be better than doing a part time job while you study abroad? Students in foreign study programs get enough free time that they can invest in doing a part time job in the field of their choice with proper planning of time. So, here are 4 reasons why part time job is important while studying abroad:

  1. Extra pocket money

No one ever said ‘no’ for some extra pocket money. Extra money means better lifestyle. You can invest this extra money in touring and exploring the country in your free time or simply upgrading your rented apartment.

  1. Experience

Working abroad can be a lifetime experience which will have a positive impact on both your career as well as personal life. If you successfully get a job which is relevant to your academic course, you can gain a lot of knowledge in that field that will help you in the long run.

  1. Socializing

It is good to know and meet people around the world. When you go out and work at a new place, you get acquainted with a lot of people who might prove beneficial for you and your future in some way. Therefore, it is a great way to socialize with important individuals of the industry.

  1. Impact on resume

You can mention about your work abroad experience in your resume if it is relevant to your academic program. This will have a good impact on your future employers and you can easily get a reputed job post your graduation.

These 4 reasons make it very important for you to consider working part time while studying abroad.

About Shahina Khan

Shahina Khan has more than 16 years of experience in higher education consultancy. She is recipient of multiple awards and renowned expert for international education, visa and culture. Ms. Khan continually explores new study destinations for Indian & South Asian students, and works on promotional strategies with a number of trusted institutions of higher education in various countries.