Question of the Day; What percent of teens expect to work part-time while in college?

Oct 28, 2018
Question of the Day, Paying for College, Employment, Research, Current Events

Answer: 58%


  • Do you plan to work part-time while in college? If so, how many hours do you want to work? 
  • If you don't plan to work part-time while in college, what jobs/internships do you want to pursue during the summer?
  • How much do you want to save from your part-time job/internships?
  • What do you think is the optimal number of hours for working a part-time job without impacting your studies? 

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Behind the numbers (Motley Fool):

College costs have gotten so out of hand that even families earning more than $100,000 per year are struggling to keep up. The fact that so many teens are aiming to work during college shows that they have a clear understanding of the expenses they'll face and that they're taking steps to avoid dangerous loads of student debt.


How can you help your students land that first job? Be sure to check out the first unit in NGPF's Semester Course: Joining the Workforce

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.