Today’s post is from an anonymous contributor. Her side job was very convenient for her based on its location and nature!
1. What was your side or temporary job?
Fitness instructor at my university
2. How much did you earn?
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3. How did you balance your job with your graduate work?
I work out anyway, so this was just like getting paid for something that I would do anyway!
4. Did your job complement your graduate work or advance your career?
It did not complement my graduate work, but it helped me keep my sanity! Exercise is a huge stress reliever for me and I got to meet some really amazing people who frequented my class, so I made new friends, too.
5. How did you get started with your job?
One of my friends in the same graduate program started being a fitness instructor before me and I would attend her classes. She mentioned that I would probably enjoy teaching as well, so I talked to the coordinator at the university gym. She had a few teaching time slots that weren’t filled, so she asked me if I wanted to teach those slots. I got certified through online training and started teaching the following semester.