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these opportunities or know where to refer students on
campus to get information about these opportunities.
Volunteer opportunities, internships, and paid positions
enable students to broaden their perspective and gain
practical experience that applies concepts from the
classroom to real-world situations.
Students work for a variety of purposes—to offset college
expenses, to gain practical career-related experience, and to
provide an outlet from academics. Studies have shown that
students who are involved in extracurricular activities and
work experiences have better developed time management
skills. Your institution’s office of financial aid or student
employment center should be able to help students identify
both non-work-study and work-study positions.
Written by Renee Farkas, Associate Director, Cornell
University Public Service Center