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Posted on 15th Oct, 2019
Doing an engineering course in India is very pricey. On average, a four-year engineering course costs anything between Rs.500,000 to Rs.1 million per year, depending upon the institute, its popularity and location.
Parents have also to spend on living expenses such as hostel accommodation, food and other essentials of their daughter or son studying engineering.
Majority of parents are unable to bear these expenses out of pocket, unless they’re fairly affluent or wealthy.
Therefore, students avail education loans from bank and Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to finance their engineering studies. Unless you get an excellent, high-paying job immediately upon graduation, repaying an education loan can prove extremely difficult.
However, engineering students can easily save themselves from this vicious debt trap. And that’s by working part-time as engineering student and earning some money. You can use the income to pay off the loan earlier and get debt free.
Understandably, as engineering student, your prime focus would be on studying. However, there’re excellent part-time and freelance work too that you can easily perform during free time and earn decent income.
There’re countless ways any engineering student can earn money while studying. In this article, we’ll discuss the best and highest paying work that any engineering student can perform. And that too without disturbing your studies or course timings.
Online tutoring is big business nowadays. As engineering student, you too can become an online tutor. For this, you’ll require excellent knowledge about some subjects of your engineering curriculum.
Or, you can teach about subjects you had at school or college too. For example, you can become an online tutor simply by teaching engineering aspirants how to crack tough entrance exams too.
There’re several websites where you can register to work as online tutor. These websites are in India and abroad. You’ll have to create own tutorials and lessons. You needn’t have any previous teaching experience.
However, if you have that special manner and style in presenting lessons, you can work as online tutor. Depending upon which website you’re registering, it’s possible to earn money as engineering student in foreign currency too. Because foreign websites will pay you in US Dollars.
Engineering is all about skills. Generally, topnotch engineering colleges will equip you with all skills that are typical to your degree. Unfortunately, you may be studying at an engineering college that lacks such facilities.
Hence, you’ll join the ranks of that large population of unemployed engineers. However, you can prevent this predicament. And as engineering student, you can make money while studying too.
Work as an apprentice for any nearby company that deals with your field of engineering. As apprentice, you’ll acquire amazing practical knowledge and skills that equip you for a great career.
Lots of companies hire engineering students as apprentices and pay them some salary too. This means, you have two benefits: the income and the work experience.
An experience certificate goes long way in securing you that dream job upon completion of your course. You’ll be able to prove your skills.
Search engine evaluation might sound off the track for most engineering students. However, there’s nothing to worry about. Indeed, this work isn’t as complicated as you might think and nor does it require you to be a computer or software engineering student.
Instead, search engine owners look for ordinary persons to work as search engine evaluators. That’s because they’re looking for first hand reviews from laypersons rather than IT experts and software engineers.
Basically, search engine evaluators check the user friendliness of various search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo and others.
You can find such search engine evaluator jobs on any freelancing website such as Upwork.com or Flexjobs.com. Some can also be found on Glassdoor.com and Indeed.com, among others. Your work is to test the search engine with specific keywords and match the results.
Search engines work on something known as algorithms. If these algorithms are faulty, a user will get wrong search results.
Therefore, each search engine owner tries to fine-tune their algorithms to give the best user experience. And they do so by seeking reviews from common people that use search engines.
There’re many other ways how engineering students can earn money while studying. One example is by completing paid online surveys. However, these will not pay you as much money as the six part-time work I mention above.
Furthermore, as engineering student you wouldn’t have so much time free to take up some really serious side gig. Therefore, these high-paying yet simpler tasks are much better to earn money while studying.
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