Coming to college can be a big adjustment in your daily routine. For many of students it means leaving familiar territory and venturing into the unknown. It also means venturing away from parents’ wallets and high school part-time jobs. The distance from those things may hinder your monthly cash flow, but don’t worry — there are lots of ways for Gannon students to make money.

The most common and well-known way to earn a paycheck is the Federal Work Study Program. These jobs can be held on- or off-campus and range from delivering mail across campus to being an assistant to professors and academic departments. More information on work study jobs can be found on financial aid’s website.

Another way to make money on campus is something similar to the work study program but it is called special projects jobs. The only thing that is different between them is that you don’t have to financially qualify for special projects jobs. These jobs can usually be found posted on the Gannon Portal.

There are also a lot of opportunities to secure an off-campus job around the Erie area. With the downtown culture comes a variety of restaurants and businesses looking for help. And don’t limit the options to places within walking distance – EMTA bus rides are free to all Gannon students with ID. Browse the Millcreek Mall’s website for a list of stores residing there.

For students interested in seeking help finding jobs and internships around the area,  Student Success Center is here to help. Within is the Career Development and Employment Services office. They will help you with everything from the resumé building process through interviewing and to accepting your new job. They are available to answer any questions and provide helpful pointers.

With a little hard work and determination that monthly budget may not be as tight as you once thought. And while you are working that budget – don’t forget to leave extra cash for the late night pizza orders and the early morning Starbucks run after a long night of studying.

Check out other Edge posts about the work study program here.