Teaching children to ski has to be the most rewarding job! Not only are you having fun, but you are teaching them something they can have fun with for the rest of their lives! I'm still friends with the person who taught me how to ski when I was 3. Not only that but now we are co-workers. Its just great :)
Anytime I have received a smile from someone while working, it makes the job rewarding because you are silently appreciated. Or you look funny. Either way, a smile is makes any job rewarding!
The best job I've had during school was as a tutor. It meant flexible hours so I could balance it easily with my studies.
The most rewarding job I've had has been at a daycare. Not only is it in a field that I love (with kids!), but I never have to work evenings or weekends!:)
Building a house and a clinic with Habitat for Humanity was my most rewarding job.
A second job always helps!
Amazing idea... I got a job. I work all year to pay for my schooling and expences. Sacrificing sleep and relationships is a small price to pay to get the education I want/need.
Fundraising is an excellent way to earn money and it barely costs any money to put on all you need are some organization skills and you can plan whatever you want to in a sense. We have a local farmers market in our town and every once and awhile I go and sell bread and other goodies at it all the money going to my university payments!
I've been applying for scholarships and bursaries like crazy over the past few months to help fund my education! As graduation drew closer I also began to recieve extra financial support from family as a "Congratulations!".
There are lots of scholarships offered by your university that can be applied for. Or take a look at studentawards.com, they help you find scholarships that are focused on your interests/abilities.
I think this [Scotiabank Reality Check Calculator] tool is great because it paints a clearer picture of how much money one is going to have to spend for university.
As a returning university student, I find the resources listed on my university's website also very helpful in budgeting for the upcoming year, as they know best what each program will cost (fees and books included.)
I think that a lot of students need to be educated on other forms of funds, such as scholarships and bursaries for their education once they're in university or college, as it becomes harder to find enough money to cover the costs, and search for scholarships beyond first year. The Reality Check Calculator is a very handy tool, as it allows you to properly budget and allot how much money you need, as opposed to how much you want.
I did not realize that tuition differs between programs of study! I know that there is a definite tuition difference between schools in Canada, and compared to schools in other countries as well.
My girlfriend made me apply for a bursary I didn't think I would get. I was wrong! They gave me almost $2000. Apply, even if you think you don't have a chance!
Last year I received several scholarships and bursaries. Some can be applied to through your high school before you graduate, others through OSAP, and still others through the college of your choice. There are also several sites, like Studentawards, that compile a list of possible scholarships that you can apply for.
I wasn't able to secure a loan for school as my parents declared bankruptcy and I had no credit of my own. So I sent letters to family and friends and told them about my situation and how much school mattered to me. I was able to raise $4,500 to help with school, and following my first semester's 3.8 average, I was able to raise another $2,000. Some people gave $100, and some people gave $5, regardless of the donation amount, every dollar made a difference and gave me the desire to push myself even further during my studies.
I use scholarships through my school as well as RESP's which my parents have set up for a long time now to put myself through school.
I recycle; and I buy products that have little to no packaging. I buy clothes that are also made from renewable green resources such as cotton.
I compost...the only person in my apartment complex to do so!
Our school recently installed a purified water filling station. We save more than 200 bottles everyday!
I think the best way to be green is to avoid using a lot of dishes and laundry; this method cuts down the heinous amount of water and energy that both the dishwasher and the laundry machine use. Also, if one wishes to be green, they should use fluorescent lightbulbs instead of the incandescent variety.
I think the Scotiabank squeeze play tool would be really helpful with planning out your expenses before you get paid so you know how much extra money you'll have to use on a rainy day or if something comes up.
I think this tool is a great eye opener and will definitely come in handy when working out my finances. It demonstrates the numerous ways you can save money while attending school or just when you are on your own.
Find free fun around town with a group of friends. Challenge each other to find community events that you would all enjoy and won't cost your group a fortune. You'd be surprised what you can find!
$5 tuesdays at the movies! and smuggle in your own food!
Everyone has a different way of handling thier expenses and everyone has different conditions, the trick is learning to master the handling of money and to use free calculators like the one by Scotiabank to help you along the way. Always put your spending into perspective. It helps a ton.
I like the idea of a financial tracker! It really puts things in perspective for you and leads you to making the right financial choices.
Buy food in bulk, split it amongst a group of friends and pay much less than what you would if you buy individually!
I think it would be healthier, and financially wiser, for students to spend LESS money on fast food, and more on food that can be home-prepared in a variety of ways.
I think people spend way too much money on fast food just because it is convenient. Why not make a weekly plan of meals that you're going to make and buy the ingredients and make enough for leftovers. That way it's cheaper and healthier.
One way I save on technology is to use a "Pay as you Go" feature cell phone. I pay $10 a month for unlimited texting and don't use my phone for talking. Instead I use programs such as Skype to talk to friends and family.
To save money on my cell phone bill, I disabled the data usage and only used internet on my phone when I could connect to free wifi at home or school or in public area that provided it.
If you are living with more then one person you can get a "family" plan and then you can split the bill. You can also get a phone called the Magic Jack which only costs you about 20 dollars a year. As long as you have the interent, it can be used all the time.
Adjusting my plan to fit my need for the month helps me keep my bill low!
My school usually charters buses around Christmas to save money for individual students. A great thing about it is that, if there isn't a bus going to your home town, you can try to have one set up -- if there's enough interest in one, they'll add it to the list. If not, you can get a bus to Toronto cheaply and pay for GO from there. Or try car pooling. :)
Have friends and family come to you instead. That way you don't have to spend the money.
Craigslist ride shares!
To save money, go home less often, commute with other friends that live in your area.
Well, Skype is just as good right? ...Right?
To save money on transportation, ride a bike!
I would say take public transportation over a car, in fact don't even buy a car because it will cost you more than public transportation. You may spend more time in transit but you'll spend less money and have more time to do homework.
I try to walk anywhere I go as much as possible. I plan my days around my walking schedule. This helps to make sure that I am never late and helps me estimate the time it would take me to get from point A to point B. It also helps me to save my money and I can reduce pollution. Another effective way is to try biking. This is a faster alternative for walking.
You can carpool with other students who live near by to save money.
I believe that carpooling and organizing your schedule so that you have multiple classes a day really helps.
Share expenses for food, printing costs, transportation. Not to mention if you live with people in the same classes you've got yourself a full time study buddy!
Friends to carpool with!
Living with roomates would be very beneficial as you can search for a cheap apartment and split the costs per month. This helps reduce the stress on each person and helps to make it easier to split the costs of food and other miscellaneous items that are required for comfortable living.
Another benefit to living with roommates is you can create lasting friendships :)
One person can make meals, then switch each day on who cooks that day
Dorms often include an free local landline phone, internet included on campus, no extra for parking passes, less gas because able to walk to classes.
Benefits of living in a dorm.... meeting lots of new people, being close to class, getting involved in events at your school..... and its fun!
Some additional benefits of living in a dorm would be the brain space! You can study with your roommates and brainstorm together. There is also the potential to become more culturally aware if you share your dorm with people from other cultures, which could also lead to a broadening of your cuisine palate!
You have a companion who can motivate you to study, get you out socializing, and keep your stress levels down.
Benefits of living in a dorm are as follows: - Meet new people - Attending school related events - Emerge yourself into the college/university experience.
I think that these types of contests are a great way of giving students chances to win money to help them pay for their university tuition which in many cases is a tough enough to pay as it is.
Scholarships are a big part of how I am actively participating in paying for my schooling, that and a part-time job. Plus good marks earn me an entrance scholarship to my university. The rest will be covered by a student loan obviously.
I plan on working full time during summer to make as much money for my university. I will be getting student loans and hopefully pay them off little by little.
Working full time, and supplementing with a line of credit if it isn't enough.
I'm using OSAP and low-income family grants to fund my education.