“As amazing as it is, our education system lacks practical application,” says High-Flyer Gideon in this article on becoming a student freelancer. It seems common today, that, within an academic setting innovating based on versatility, courses can’t keep up with practicality. If school were a piano, we would be learning how to play all the keys in one sitting. But what is the value of that if we don’t know how to combine them into a song? Exposure to a topic is different from experimentation with that topic.
Imagine you’re at a zoo. There are tigers and bears and giraffes that you can observe from afar, and then there is the petting zoo, with goats and sheep and other friendly animals you can actually interact with instead of simply observing them.
Welcome to student freelance land, where you can let your university courses loose and take the tigers of professional experience on a walk. The independence of summer is best friends with the independence of student freelancing.
Because of the invaluable exposure we have to versatile subjects in university today, we come out of every new year with an enormous skillset, more multi-skilled than any generation to ever enter the workforce before us. But here’s the catch: most of your classes are just like the big animals at the zoo: you can only observe them.
Rare are the opportunities to interact with the material learned in an academic setting, and if so, we go to the petting zoo: internships. Here, opportunities are scarce, because we don’t get to play with the tigers, and we’re assigned smaller, less significant roles through which we won’t be able to grow as much as we may desire. So where’s the happy middle ground? As generation potential, how can we become generation progress? How can we be proactive about our career experience and make use of what we’re learning while we’re still in an academic environment?
This summer at Minite, we’d like to invite you to a different kind of zoo: welcome to student freelance-land, where you can let your university courses loose and take the tigers of professional experience on a walk.
If you took a marketing course this year, we’re sure your interest has been sparked in the branding and promotion of a company and its services. You have been exposed to things like inbound marketing, as a concept, but what does it look like in reality? Perhaps you are curious. Our High-Flyer Sylvia certainly was: “As I gathered more experience this year in the marketing field, I knew I wanted to spend some time further developing myself in this direction, but finding something suitable while being a full-time student is a little difficult. I wanted something flexible, exciting, and fresh, but I also still wanted to be able to expand my skills. I had some requirements but didn't know what I was looking for exactly until I found Minite.”
If school were a piano, we would be learning how to play all the keys in one sitting. But what is the value of that if we don’t know how to combine them into a song?
What’s so wild and new about the student-freelancing zoo? It weaves seamlessly into your summer plans and simultaneously gives you unmatched career experience so that you know a bit better what you do and don’t want to do when it comes to actually finding a job after graduating. The independence of summer is best friends with the independence of student freelancing: because you get to decide your own hours, you can optimize quality over quantity, unlike rushed schoolwork. Whenever and wherever you work best, you’ll be able to discover your flow like you never have before— how you work, independent of constraining structures.
Student life is a real jungle, we get it. But we see real career success in your sunny days of vacation.
All of a sudden, the cages of your school-zoo are breaking, and the subjects you studied this year are coming to life! Your academic environment and business environment become one, as theoretical becomes practical. The programming tiger, who sat in a cage all semester and taught you HTML from afar, is coming out to play for your summer freelancing job at Minite. With the opportunity to apply your skills first-hand and the challenge to manage your time and expectations independently, you will understand concepts faster and work more efficiently on both school and work projects in the future, because you already got the wild gist of things over the summer.
Student life is a real jungle, we get it. But we see real career success in your sunny days of vacation. We post a task, you take your tiger of marketing know-how or that bear of a smart sales mind out to play, and try your hand at what you’ve been studying for all year. When your exams turn into valuable experiences through Minite this summer, you won’t be so bummed anymore about having to study for them: real results cultivate real purpose, making your entire journey in higher education more worthwhile, from start to finish.
Real results cultivate real purpose, making your entire journey in higher education more worthwhile, from start to finish.
At Minite, we built student freelance-land based on motivation: so it doesn’t matter what year you’re in or how much time you have, if you’ve got the summer ambition to stand out, we can help you qualify your motivations into actionable skills, match you with a company, and get this party started.
☀️ 👉 Turn this song of summer into easy career success and join our Hgh-Flyer community today on minite.works
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