Want to know how to get your employer to pay for your degree? It’s totally possible and Colton from Newfoundland is proof. I’m so glad he emailed me to be a guest for my Listener Series because I certainly missed the few weeks without Listener Series episodes, how about you?
What I loved about this interview is that Colton offers some very practical and actionable advice on how to go to university without relying on student loans. I’m almost ashamed to say I’d never thought about finding a job while in university that could also help pay for it!
Looking back, now I see there were and are so many options to make money as a student that also extra perks. As Colton mentioned for instance, if you work at Starbucks you don’t just get a free pound of coffee a week, you also get stock options after a few years. And if you’re a server or bartender, you get tips (which could add up to a lot). And many cell phone companies offer special bonuses, and commissions on top of pay and other benefits too.
Thanks again Colton for chatting with me (even if you did have to talk a bit slower for me, and I thought I talked fast!). I know your story will help so many other students (or future students) listen!
I spent a good amount of time the past few years creating resources to help you with your money, and life and adding more balance into the mix. Check them out on my resources page.