Starting university is like starting a new life. When students leave home for university, they embark on a new journey, one that of self-reliance and self-discovery, which largely shapes up their outlook on life in the longer run.
Most students are not prepared for the challenges of university and end up being overwhelmed, which results in them taking extra time to adjust to their new life. That is fine, as long as you eventually get comfortable with university life, but a far better course of action would be to prepare yourself, mentally and emotionally, for any problem you may face at college and university level.
University life in Kenya and the need for a part time job
University or College life in Kenya revolves around four things. That is Grades, Sleep, Social life and Money. Of the four, Social Life attracts the highest expenses. To maintain your social life in university, you need some part time job.
Each semester in campus has about 3 to 4 months. Of the four months, about 2 months are just free time scattered in between the 4 months of learning. Therefore students can use this free time in doing some offline or online job;
Below is a list of some of the best jobs for students in Kenya. It is up to you to find work that fits your schedule when you don’t have a whole lot of extra time and still make pretty decent money
Graphic Design job for university students
Graphic design is such an easy work to learn. And the good thing is that you get better over time. If you have a laptop, just download some free Graphic Design software online and learn basic design. You don’t have to be a pro or be doing a related course.
You can do Party Designs, Web designs, Business Cards, Campaign Posters, Part Flyer e.t.c. There are so many activities in campus that need such designs.
If you remain consistent, by the time you leave campus, you would have created a great graphic design company.
You might have to start small and free to attract clients then later charge a little fee as your brand grows. Invest in a high quality camera. Avoid smartphone cameras as they don’t bring that professionalism in your work. You can visit OLX Kenya and such for quality cheap cameras.
Go to club parties, campus events like Fresherz night, Cultural Week, Mr and Miss University, Graduations e.t.c and take random photos.
Blogging is one of the best ways through which students can earn money online in Kenya. Blogging needs good writing skills with some basic technical skills.
Creating a blog is not a difficult task in these days. After creating a blog, update it frequently by posting different kinds of quality and unique articles. Once your blog receives decent number of traffic, monetize it with any popular advertising programs like Google Adsense.
Freelance Writing Jobs
This the most commonly talked about as the best choice for students looking for online jobs but as I had indicated earlier, this should be the last option.
You will be required to go through application processes to be approved as a writer in some of the websites listed below. To stand a chance of getting any writing job, You have to be good in written english and with powerful writing skills.