By: Lindsey Nelson
As a college student, I have noticed a reoccurring problem among myself and my friends where we are faced with two paths when it comes to summer plans: we could get a job to make money, or we could take that amazing unpaid internship. Both have pros and cons, but the decision is ultimately going to rely on whatever is best for you and your future.
If making money is the priority, and a paid internship that will provide you with great experience is just not coming your way, then focus on making money! There are still plenty of small ways you could add experience to your resume. As a communications major, this could include writing blog posts, being a brand ambassador on social media, or simply joining clubs at school.
If you think getting good experiences to further your preparedness for a career one day, then an unpaid internship may be the way to go. If this leaves you with little time to make money during the summer, then sacrificing time during the school year may be an option for you. In addition to on-campus jobs, there are many media and brand ambassador positions that will pay good money and will take up little time. Some companies that provide these opportunities include Bumble, Bumble Bizz, and AddMe.