Best Jobs for College Students in Orlando

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. 


Senior Transportation

Social Transportation: Rides for Seniors

One of the most important things you can offer an elderly loved one is companionship, and one of the greatest needs of our elderly friends and family is transportation.

Whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or a doctor’s appointment, our loved ones have places to go and things to do.

Social transportation is the Papa way of bringing both companionship and transportation into the mix.

Imagine this...

Valeria and Olga
Valeria and Olga

Your loved one has a doctor’s appointment for Tuesday early in the afternoon.

They could also use some groceries to stock up their fridge, pick up some paper towels, and they also can’t forget to grab a card for a family member’s upcoming birthday.

You, the caregiver, have a big meeting that same day and have already called out of work multiple times this month.

Rescheduling the doctor’s appointment is always a possibility, but what if it’s something urgent? What would you do?

Practically speaking, you could always order a taxi, or an Uber for your loved one.

Realistically though, is that safe? What if something were to happen during the ride that made your loved ones feel uncomfortable?

Beyond that, does it give your loved one the care and companionship they really need?

The Uber driver is going to pick them up, say hi, and drop them off. The taxi driver certainly isn’t going to assist your loved one to the door of their doctor’s visit or help them get from store to store to get what they need.

However, our Papa Pals will not only get your loved ones to the door of their doctor’s office, but they stay with them until the visit is over, while being a compassionate friend.

Afterward, they can take them to the grocery store, the drug store, or wherever else they need to go, carrying their bags along the way.

Wouldn’t that be a better solution for everyone?

Our Papa Pals are a committed team of soon-to-be nurses and college-goers who are mostly looking to enter the healthcare industry.

Papa Pals are more reliable than an Uber or a Taxi service, and more importantly, we care.

We care that your loved one not only gets to where they need to go but has fun doing it too.

Papa Pals understand the pressures that can come from being a caregiver on top of having a full-time job and other responsibilities. We aren’t just doing this to make a living; we’re doing this to make a difference.

Papa Pals are committed to providing door-to-door transportation with safety and compassion as our key focuses.

We believe that having fun and socializing with your elderly loved ones is critical in providing them the highest quality of life we can.

Papa offers an affordable alternative to full-time nursing and home care. Within that service, we are thrilled to offer elderly transportation as an alternative to simply relying on ride-sharing services. That’s our idea of Social Transportation.

Who says grocery shopping can’t be fun? Call us today at 1(800)-348-7951 and let Papa help you today.