b'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 purposesto 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 institutions 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 CenterAcademic Concerns103'