To utilise their free time in earning quick bucks, city-based management, medical and engineering students studying elsewhere in India and abroad have decided not to return home this summer vacation.
Instead, they have decided to do summer jobs, also called part-time jobs, at petrol pumps, grocery stores, baby-sitting etc. For this, the students will earn a monthly remuneration ranging from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 35,000.
Say no to summer vacation chill The younger lot seems to have become wiser when it comes to financial security. Many of them have decided to spend their two-month vacation by enrolling in short-term personality development courses or doing part-time jobs.
The idea is to earn pocket money and gain professional experience at the same time. While working at renowned food joints, book stores, petrol pumps, grocery stores, nurseries etc, students are able to earn a handsome salary.
“The idea is to earn money and gain professional experience. My friends work in stores and one of them baby-sits a nine-month-old girl. I work at a petrol pump for five hours every day,” said Neera Munjal studying in Singapore.
“My parents aren’t aware of this as they might feel I am short of money,” he added. “These jobs will help us prepare for the future. Also, we will be able to exchange views with others, who have worked in different fields. I am going to Mumbai with my friends during the summer vacation and will work in a restaurant for two months,” said Tusshar Singla, studying at GKV, Haridwar.
Meanwhile, parents are also supporting their children in doing summer jobs. “I’m proud of my son who has realised how tough it is to survive in today’s competitive world,” said Padma Malhotra, a parent.