There obvious and not so obvious benefits to working at Chick-fil-A part-time while you’re in school.
Let’s get the obvious on out of the way.
A stable cash flow. Although obvious, this remains the number one perk of working part-time while in school. Let’s face it, high school can be expensive. Games, proms, etc. aren’t cheap, not to mention the money you need to save for college. A lot of students don’t think about how the little costs like groceries, gas, laundry, etc. add up. A job at Chick-fil-A can help you save for upcoming expenses.
Now the less obvious but important benefits.
Develops useful skills. Even though you may not think the skills you’re developing at a part-time job will be useful to your career, they can be! Part-time jobs teach skills every employer is looking for: commitment, time management, teamwork, leadership, organization, customer service – the list goes on! Chick-fil-A provides its employees these skills in spades.
Gives you a break. During school, it’s easy to feel as though you’re in a bubble filled with classes, studying, projects, friends and late nights. It’s not a bad bubble to be in, but sometimes we all need a bit of a break from student life. Having a part-time job allows you to get out of the library or house, giving you a much-needed break from the stressors of being a student.
Improves grades. This might be surprising but it’s true! When your only commitment is your studies, you may think you have all the time in the world to finish school work. This may result in a less effective work ethic. Having a job forces you to manage your time and organize your tasks in a productive and effective manner. The amount of hours a student can handle varies, but for the most part, when employers hire on students they are aware that the priority is education and will work with you to make it a win-win situation.
Extends networking opportunities. Working a part-time job at Chick-fil-A allows you to develop connections. Think about how many customers dine with us every day that you have the opportunity to connect with. You may gain a great friend, get valuable job references, connections to future jobs, or even full-time job with us after school just from committing to a part-time job as a student.
Chick-fil-A is committed to providing opportunities for its employees, including part-time student employees. If you’re interested in exploring a job a Chick-fil-A, stop by and talk to someone on our leadership team. They can share with you what part-time opportunities are available. You can also go to our career page and fill out an application today.