Hello lovelies! Today I am sharing more career advice for college students. Working in college is something that I am very passionate about, I think it is absolutely essential for college students to take on internships and jobs in their career field. However, this is something that needs to be carefully planned and can never be rushed into. When you are offered a position, you need to think carefully about whether or not it is the right opportunity for you. Here are five things to consider before accepting a job in college.

What’s the work environment like?

The number one thing to think about when considering a job offer is what the work environment – and people – are like. When you went in for an interview, did you feel comfortable in the setting? Were the people nice and welcoming? Did it feel like the kind of place where you could succeed?

Is it a place where you can grow?

What will you gain from working there? What skills or abilities will this job allow you to expand? How much supervision will you have and will you be limited in the amount of input you can give?

What’s the support system like?

Most employers genuinely want to see their interns or student workers exceed. If you need help or have questions, do you have someone to go to there? What support will you get as you learn and complete your work tasks?

Do you genuinely support/believe in the company’s mission?

It would suck to work at a place where you don’t agree with or believe in their goals and work mission. What does the company believe in, what are they trying to accomplish in the future, and where do you fit in with this?

How does this align with your future career aspirations?

What benefits/what will you learn by taking this job? Will you be allowed to take on tasks that match your career interests and future career plans?

Thanks for reading! Do you have any other tips for accepting jobs in college? Please share them with me below or on Twitter @CaseyDonart

xoxo Casey

Related: Finding the Right College Job or Internship

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