Here’s a Way to Find the Best Side Gigs for College Students

Shiftgig is a way to make money on the side and that’s exactly what a college student needs.”

Corrine, Shiftgig Specialist

Getting a job while you’re in college can be difficult. Students want to make extra cash but often have trouble finding work that doesn’t interfere with their class schedules, or is only available in the summer. But working while attending school affords students the opportunity to reduce student debt and learn valuable on-the-job skills.

Picking up gig work through Shiftgig is a flexible option for college students who want to find a side hustle. Whether students picking up more work to save money for Spring Break or scaling back their schedules to cram for a final, Shiftgig enables them to work as frequently or infrequently as they like.

“I choose Shiftgig because I’m a college student with a hectic schedule, and Shiftgig fits right in.”

Lynette, Shiftgig Specialist

Shiftgig works with companies in the foodservice, hospitality, retail and experiential marketing industries. Our clients post their needs into the Shiftgig app for workers to claim. You’ll only see shifts matching your experience, but while on a shift you may have the ability to learn new skills which can lead to more future opportunities. Because we work with a wide array of companies, you may find shifts at sports stadiums, museums, concert halls and other great venues around your city (which are usually accessible via public transportation).

“As a college student it’s hard to work because classes and homework are time consuming, but it works out because I get to pick the shifts I work.”

Tatyana, Shiftgig Specialist

Whether you’re fitting shifts in between classes or picking up work while you’re off for the summer, Shiftgig’s mobile platform can help you find that perfect work-life balance.


Download the Shiftgig app (on Android or iPhone) to fill out an application today.

About The Author

Cat is the Marketing Manager at Shiftgig, primarily focused on content marketing and social media. She’s passionate about helping transform the way people work and empowering our Specialists be successful. In her spare time, Cat does stand-up comedy at Chicago’s own Second City!