Money, money, money!
achieving excellent results in examinations and outstanding records of
volunteering works and leaderships, financial needs also play important role to
ensure that you will graduate from a college with flying colors. As an
International student, financial needs are much more intense as we have to a
large amount of tuition fees, a substantial amount to most people, especially
those who come from countries that have a lower currency value than
Well, enough of the formality of having an introduction for my entry this week. I am lucky enough to obtain a full scholarship before I studied here, thus most all my financial needs have been taken care of. However, during my study here in U of M, I came across a lot of money-making opportunities that enable me to save some money for my future use.
U of M also allows international students to work as a part-time
student worker in the University. I worked as a student attendant in
coffee shop (part of University Dining Service-UDS) during my sophomore year,
and now I worked as a tutor in IT, tutoring lower division IT students in
Mathematic, Physics, Chemistry and other related courses. International
students are only allowed to work 20hrs/week during the school terms and up to
40hrs/week during the breaks. There are a lot of other positions available for
students to work in the University, and it is really convenient since the
workplace is still in the University. The pay is quite good for a student
position and significantly higher than state’s minimum.
There are other ways to help your financial need, such as participating in a paid research conducted by the University, internships, loans, and Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). As I never had done any of these, it is better if I just list several websites where you can find more information about them. Most of the paid researches are advertised on the notice board around the University.