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Undergrad student want some advice

Undergrad student want some advice

Even-Understanding11

I'm just here to piggyback the comments


multilingualthrow

Fellow uni student here, you can look up Lionbridge ads assessor, it's kind of boring and mundane job but you get paid 8.5 USD per hour, albeit the working hours are not fixed, I usually manage to do 24hrs total in 1 month while studying, and earn up to rm800+ so I'm sure you'd be able to earn more, just their qualification exam is slightly hard so I wish you luck on that


BarracudaSad28

thanks mate! I will look up for this opportunity


joeyyy____

can i have the link for application?


multilingualthrow

I applied through the app Indeed, idk if there's still an opening, you can try googling Lionbridge jobs in Malaysia


melayumiserable

google up fiverr or freelancer


BarracudaSad28

But must gain lot of knowledge first before do some service right?


melayumiserable

not really, no. as long as you can showcase your capabilities and there are willing buyers then all is good.


Disastrous_Bug_8975

I find Fiverr and Freelancer to be too competitive, try checking out local platforms too like Rtist or FB groups for Malaysian freelancers


BarracudaSad28

Rtist? that's new to me! Thanks!


Disastrous_Bug_8975

Not really a financial advice, but more of a personal advice that I would also give past self. Try to self learn as much as you can, there's a lot to discover in interactive media field, so pick one and try to master it. 3 months is quite a lot of time to get advanced in a software! Some suggestions here: Blender, Unity, Unreal Engine, Spark AR/Lens Studio. Or you could ask your seniors about which softwares you will learn in 2nd year, and try to get a headstart (might seem really kiasu, but it im sure it will help your future assignments). Or if you're confident enough, try to do some freelance and expand your portfolio. Just curious, which uni are you studying? and which career path are you pursuing?


NervMerv

I agree with this wholeheartedly! It's quite a competitive world out there so proficiency is important. For me, I learnt some software during my uni breaks and made a portfolio that I could show. I used that to get my internship and low-paying freelance jobs. And then more baby steps from there. Goodluck OP!


BarracudaSad28

I'm UTeM student and in my mind, i wanna pursue video game industry. Btw, thanks for the advice! :D


Disastrous_Bug_8975

I really wish that I could go back to my first year and spend my time wisely haha There is a lot that you can explore in game dev so keep learning in your free time! Do check out r/inat! There are some paid projects there that you might be interested.


[deleted]

Hey dude just brush up your technical skills in whatever you want to do in the future and start building a portfolio. For example if you’re studying computer science, study web/app dev, if accounting study excel etc. Quick bucks are not worth it.


SnooHabits6383

Hi, you should do some freelance work, you will earn more than working as a side income. In fact if you're consistent, you can carry the momentum even during your studies, and please read more books. Look up what rich people did in their free time.


iskandar_kuning

While searching for job and waiting reply, do download and read the Sun newspaper everyday. I know it is oldschool and boring, but it keeps your head cool.


duhhdev

I don't know how good of an advice was this, but it's something I would have done if I had known. You could start paying your PTPTN now - apparently PTPTN only starts charging interest when the loan paying period starts (which is a year after graduation for most) - if you start paying before that, the interest will only be charged upon the total amount at the start of the paying period - I have saved about 1.5k in interest, as I payed 6 months ahead of the paying period. The thing is, I would have started wayyy earlier if I had known.


duhhdev

That being said, side income wise - just get a day job, something 9-5, 2k/month-ish. Use the rest of your time to brush up on an essential/soft skill, eg programming, a musical instrument, graphic designing, accounting, writing etc


BarracudaSad28

A day job during this pandemic? It must be hard to find, but i will try for it. Thanks for the information about ptptn, i didn't know about the early payment. Lol. Now i can avoid interest. Haha


metiano

Some internships actually hire for those completed their first year degree. Good learning curve