When people hear Orlando, most think of Disney or Universal Studios. They think of childhood vacations, Mickey Mouse, or maybe one of the many water parks near the city. However, in the past 10 years or so, UCF has become one of the largest college institutions in the entire state. The University of Central Florida is now home to over 66,000 students and continues to grow!

If you’re a student at UCF or one of the other many accredited Universities in Orlando, below is a resource to help on your search for employment.

1. Papa Pal

Papa is an on-demand caregiver provider for senior populations across the country. Orlando has a large elderly population which makes the city a growing hub for Papa employees, or “Papa Pals”. The best part about working with Papa is that you get to make a real difference in other people’s lives. It’s great to make some money while getting an education. It’s even better to truly impact people positively while you do it.

Our seniors are often disregarded or simply not given the amount of care and attention they need. Papa plans to fix that, and they’d love your help. With flexible hours, a strong support network, and real human experience, Papa is a perfect job option for college students. Check out the Papa website to learn more.

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2. Hospitality & Seasonal Housing

Ok, so maybe being known for Disney World and other vacation destinations can end up being a good thing after all. Did you know Orlando is the single tourist destination in the entire country? In 2017, over 72 million tourists visited Orlando. Those people need places to stay, and that’s where you come in.

Villas, hotels, and resorts all require major staff to keep things running smoothly. If you’re a young college student looking for work, it’s more than likely you can find relief within a facility related to the booming tourism industry of Orlando.

3. Camp Counselor

There is something nostalgic about camp counselors. Memories of summer camps with friends and looking up to the counselors who were the coolest adults we knew. Now, believe it or not, you’re old enough to be one of those adults.

Camps are always in search of young, energetic adults who can manage and entertain younger kids for camp programs. If you’re responsible enough to chaperone kids in a theme park, consider yourself qualified.    

4. Student Assistant

What exactly is a student assistant? Well, colleges typically utilize students as staff on campuses. A student assistant may work within several different branches of the University either working administratively or with other students as a mentor or counselor.

No one better understands the ins and outs of University life than a current student. This makes you a perfect candidate and could be the key to unlocking your employment opportunity. These jobs are often posted online, and if not, check out your university’s website and see who can point you in the right direction!

So, there you have it. No more excuses for sitting around thinking about the new shoes you need or the bills you can’t pay. Get out there and go get yourself a job that is best for you. 


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