/ Asked by Ray
I'm currently a junior in college. I wanted to know if I'm wasting my time working jobs that does not relate to my major
Answered by Ellen, Hiring Expert at Hospira, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This is a great question.  I would suggest that you begin to focus on internships for the summer that you can begin to apply your learnings from college.  Having a summer internship that applies to your major will only help you in your job search when you graduate.  If you are seeking part-time work while in college then working in a unrelated field is just fine.

Best of luck! 
Answered by Megan, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
You are not wasting your time working as a student. Most employers value a student who is working through school and any experience they have had. Seeking a paid internship that would support your major is a way to work, but also gain experience in your field of study.
Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Monday, October 6, 2014
That's a great question. You should definitely want to make the most out of your internship opportunities and make sure that they are meaningful towards you meeting your career interest. Keep in mind, that candidates that have internship experiences that are applicable to their chosen field, they definitely have a competitive advantage when employers are reviewing their applications. You should ask yourself "Do my experiences add to my competitve advantage?" If the answer is no, then you may want to rethink your internship opportunities.
Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Thursday, October 16, 2014
Working any job in college shows that you are a motivated student and you have learned how to balance your studies with the demands of working as well.  I would encourage you to look for internships that are fit with your career goals as well. Not only will you get paid, but will also be gaining valuable experience in your field of study.
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