Palm Beach isn’t known specifically for being a college town, but with a huge number of schools in greater Palm Beach County there are plenty of students looking for ways to make some extra bucks. At Papa, we found ample opportunities in the area with varying schedules and styles that should deliver better than your typical minimum wage.
1. Papa Pal
Papa is a fantastic organization on a mission to create an extended family for the seniors in our cities that need them most. West Palm Beach is generally regarded as an older demographic area. Lots of people flock there to retire and end up with little family around them to offer them companionship later on in life. Papa Pals help the elderly by driving them on errands, helping them around the house, or just simply being a companion when they need one.
Papa Pals provide companionship and compassion, and becoming one provides you with a great part-time job and the gratification of making a positive difference in someone’s life. Apply here
2. Administrative assistant
West Palm Beach has a significant corporate business presence, especially downtown. A large majority of those corporate shops are local or regional groups that utilize part-time assistants at the front desk or in other office positions.
Youth and energy are desirable traits for these positions, so college students even have a leg-up on many others that may also be applying. Use your natural advantages, show some initiative, and you may wind up with the perfect part-time gig that fits your schedule. Find a firm that overlaps with your major and you might even find yourself a permanent job when it’s time for graduation!
3. Service industry
Jobs in the service industry can often seem intimidating for those who have no experience in restaurants. Loud, boisterous, and fast-paced; it’s easy to understand why some never considered themselves cut out for working in a restaurant.
Once you get the hang of it though, restaurant jobs, whether you’re a waiter, busboy, or bartender can be a lot of fun! Not to mention they typically pay cash and come with some perks like discounted food & drink when you visit off-hours. There are a ton of great restaurants and bars in West Palm Beach. Taking a few night or weekend shifts can pad your pockets in no-time.
4. Golf course attendee
While you may not have the golf-skills required to be a caddy, plenty of golf courses are still looking for young adults to help manage the driving range, pro shop, or handle customer service. Palm Beach County is the golfing capital of Florida for a reason. Do some digging and I’m sure you’ll find some part-time opportunities. No night shifts required.
Now, pick yourself up from your couch or chair and go get that job you know you need!
If you’re interested in learning more about Papa and how to become a Papa Pal, browse our website and apply today!