Nowadays, more and more college students work part time jobs. Even more students are thinking of getting one.

Nowadays, more and more college students work part time jobs. Even more students are thinking of getting one.

Part Time Jobs Nowadays, more and more college students work part time jobs. Even more students are thinking of getting one. Some of them are doing so out of pure necessity: they must make money to pay the tuitions and make their ends meet. Others might be doing it because they want to have extra money to spend. Yet there are others, who are working part time out of consideration of gaining life experiences. No matter what the situations are, working part time has become reality for many college students, and for many more to come. It’s a fact of life that no conscientious society, especially the educators, can or should ignore. So the question we are now facing is not whether it’s good for college students to do so, but rather what we can and should do to help and protect these young inexperienced students to enter a harsh and already saturated job market, to ease their “growing pain” when they step out of the safety of campus and face the not-so-friendly reality on their own for the first time. It’s totally irresponsible on the part of our society and educators to do nothing but watch these students to throw themselves to the wolfs with no help from anyone. Of course, the ultimate protection for these students, or for anyone in the job market, should come from our societal legal system, which I am sorry to say, is far from complete and mature. But that doesn’t necessarily provide an excuse for our educators to sit on the sideline and do nothing. There are things our colleges can do and do right now, such as setting up various consulting and counseling services for these students. These services should provide professional help in terms of what kind of jobs are most fit for each individual student, and psychological preparations for the students to face the harsh reality. A job replacement office on campus will be of great help too. Instead of letting their students go out and find whatever jobs they might find on the s…


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