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Three Reasons to Continue Working Part-Time While Back at School

School is almost in session again, and you were planning to quit your job. However, you’re starting to have second thoughts about being unemployed this semester.

No doubt, working even part-time can be a challenge while in school, but there are also plenty of benefits. Here’s a look at what you have to gain by making this balancing act work.

Three Reasons to Work Part-Time While Going to School

Earn Extra Cash

As you’re certainly aware, going to school isn’t cheap. In fact, the typical in-state tuition for most students in Pennsylvania was $7,716 for the 2021-22 academic year, according to Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Working part-time can help you pay for tuition, books or even just ensure you have enough cash for coffee during late-night study sessions.

Boost Your Resume

Graduation will be here sooner than you know it, and even entry-level jobs require an impressive resume. Working part-time while going to school shows potential employers you’re seriously driven.

Even if your job has nothing to do with your major, you’ll gain plenty of transferrable skills that won’t go unnoticed — i.e., the ability to multitask, adaptability, teamwork, and communication. This will make potential employers feel more comfortable hiring you because you’ve already gained valuable experience.

Make New Contacts

Who you know can absolutely help you find your dream job. Continuing to work part-time while in school will allow you to expand your network exponentially. Every job you hold will allow you to meet a whole new group of people who could help you get a competitive entry-level opportunity.

Of course, it’s also possible you’ll be able to land a part-time job at a company where you’re interested in building a career. This can serve as your “in” to help you get a full-time job offer in your field upon graduation. As long as you make a good impression now, there’s a very good chance they’ll want to keep you on board.

Reach Out To HTSS Inc. Today!

Need help finding a great part-time job? HTSS, Inc. is here to connect you with top Lehigh Valley employers ready to hire students now. Contact us today to get started!


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.