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3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Side Hustle

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Sure, your parents told you that when you were 5-years-old. However, the fact of the matter is that it’s true. Especially for students.

Studying to be a doctor? That doesn’t mean you can’t be a blogger, too. Maybe your calling is investment banking but you’ve got some darn good graphic design chops to show off. Or, your talent for retaining psychology terms is unreal, but then again so are your hip hop tutorial videos.

Bottom Line: Never feel confined by your major. TwitterLogo_#55acee

Here are three reasons why every student should have a side hustle, as proven by a few of our #CampusFaves.

1. Do Some Good.

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For Ira Ko, a side hustle means using his design and marketing skills to help others. This University of Pennsylvania student leads Penn International Impact Consulting, AKA PIIC. The organization offers pro-bono consulting that helps international NGO’s and nonprofits do their work better.

How can you offer your skills to not only build a portfolio, but give something to an organization in need?

2. Share Your knowledge.

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Whether it’s on meditation or fashion, Anchalee Pagsanjan commits to blogging regularly. For this Rutgers University student it’s not only a stress release, it’s also a way to improve her writing and share tidbits she’s picked up along the way.

What are you an expert in and how can you share it?

3. Explore Your Creative Side.

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Hermes Aldana has had a love for music since the age of 4. Today, as a student at Arkansas Tech University, when Hermes isn’t coding, he can be found producing his own electronic music under the stage name “ANS3M.”

What do you have a passion for? How can you turn that into a side project?

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Zoë Björnson Zoë is a Product Marketing Manager at about.me. She loves cheese and is currently traveling the world while working remotely. about.me/kzoeb