When you're a young and naive freshman, you keep seeing seniors doing all these ECAs and jobs, and you wonder how to find similar opportunities. It's great to have a part-time job while you're an undergrad student - you get some extra cash for pocketmoney, and you can save up a lot of money by the time you graduate. But the trouble is, paid internships in good organisations are tough to find.
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR ALUMNI GROUP
If your university has a Facebook group with present and former students, you'll see people posting about vacancies in their companies quite often. So turn on notifications and use the alumni network.
CHECK THOSE BULLETIN BOARDS
We forget to check those notice boards, unless a teacher publishes grades there. But you will find everything from job postings to beauty pageant pamphlets on there if you look.
TALK TO THE TEACHERS
Many university teachers have their own consultation projects, and they regularly hire associates. Ask your teachers if they have any openings, and send them your CV for consideration.