Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Student assistantship counts as work experience in one's government service record. Students assistants will have an edge since many positions require work experience. So, we encourage students to grab this opportunity.

Jobs that require work experience have higher salaries compared to entry-level positions. Students could have about three years of work experience when they graduate starting the old freshmen semester.

With the current student assistantship salary rate of P30 per hour, students can get as much as P3,600 per month. Instead of resting in the dorm or browsing Facebook in a computer shop, why not work as a student assistant and earn extra allowance? With P3,600 per month on top of a student's regular allowance, a student can save up to P18,000 in one semester and over P40,000 in one year. That's enough to buy a new phone or a laptop.

You might find some jobs boring or tiring so we encourage you to look for a job you would enjoy. Some people enjoy data encoding, some enjoy answering the telephone, some enjoy conducting research, some enjoy programming, some enjoy messengerial work, some enjoy talking with clients, and some enjoy counting office supplies.
Finding a job that suits you will help you remain employed during your college life. It's important that you find a job you will enjoy. The List of Vacant SA positions contains the offices with open SA positions as well as the qualifications and duties of the needed SA.

If you are worried that you won't have time to study, fret not! Most offices close at 5 PM. The time after that is all yours. At the same time, most offices allow students to attend to their academics during their idle time at the office.

If you decide to work this semester, remember that you will be a step ahead of your peers with your hopefully enjoyable SA work experience. Aspiring student assistants can apply by logging in to and clicking on the Assistantship link.

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