It would be nice to have a little extra cash while going to college, wouldn't it? With tuition, textbooks, lab fees, meal plans and other college costs to worry about, taking up a part-time job is a smart financial decision. Not only will you have extra cash to spend on food, outings, booze, etc., but a part-time job looks great on a resume, especially if it's in your field of study.

Here are three tips on how to find a part-time job while in college:

1. Scour for jobs on or near campus. Check your campus career center, look at college boards and ask around. It also helps to network with your professors and department heads to see if there are any "unofficial" paid internships or listings.

2. Try freelancing. This could be the better choice for students who have a very demanding schedule filled with non-stop classes, extracurricular activities and coursework. Freelancing opportunities have become more abundant since a lot of companies don't have the budget for full-time employees.

3. Don't count out retail or sales jobs. Of course the most ideal scenario is to find a job that is in your field of study. However, that might not always be the case. Sometimes, a retail or sales job is the way to go as it provides a steady income that will help you keep up with your expenses.

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