If you or anyone in your family or friends circle has studied abroad, you’ll know what we’re talking about. ‘Work while you study’ is an integral part of studying in foreign countries. So why not India?
Here are top 5 reasons why India needs to introduce the concept of part time jobs for students.
Introduction to work culture
Let’s face it, no matter what institution you get your MBA or any degree from, nothing can prepare you better to face to corporate environment than hands-on work. Whether you take up a part time job in a call center, a pizza shop, a gym or the movie theatre, the exposure that you get from working in the real world will beat any management book you ever come across.
Concept of ‘Paying for your own education’
Did you know that students abroad usually pay their own fees while they’re at university? If they can’t manage to do so, students are supported by partial loans provided by the governments of their countries, payments for which would be taken out from their future salaries. We would love this to happen in India too.
Kids in India need to get out of the shadows of parental support, rather than being dependent other way around…
Learn the Value of Money
Generally, most parents in India pay for their children’s education. Right from the fees, to accommodation, to meals to the parties and a lot more. This way, many students fail to realize the ‘value of money’ early on in life.
Part time jobs will make them realize how difficult it is to earn a living. We generally notice that students who have a part time job while they study are usually more careful and conscious about their expenditure and monthly budget. Things that we should all learn early in life!
Student in part time jobs will bring new faces and fresh attitudes
This is not rocket science. If more students in India start to take up part time jobs, restaurants, cinemas, shops, malls and other stores will be abuzz with a youthful attitude and revolutionary thinking. We can’t think of anything better than that for India and its economy.
Introduce ‘Dignity of labour’
For all of you scratching your heads, ‘dignity of labour’ means a basic respect for every type of job. We find it very amusing to see children of super rich parents finding it absolutely fine to work at a petrol pump in USA or as a cleaner at the mall in Australia, but will frown upon the same job back home in India. Part time jobs will induce the thought of ‘dignity of labour’ in the youth of today, which we think is very critical. All jobs are equal, we believe.
Now do you see why the concept of part time jobs for students should be promoted in India? It is a no-brainer folks.
What’s your take?