For those students who want to go to college, it’s often likely that they’ll have to work while going to school in order to help pay for tuition, books, and other expenses. A high school student may get a scholarship or two, but with the current costs of going to college, he or she will likely need a job to cover everything. At LearningRx, our brain training programs are designed to help students of all ages, and as a franchisee, you could be in a position to help college students who work while they’re also attending classes.
Staying Focused on the Job
There are plenty of demands on a college student, and with the added stress of a job, it can be difficult to stay focused. Many part-time jobs are fairly simple, but a student may have a job that requires them to follow a multi-step process. If they have trouble remembering those steps, they may not be able to keep up, which could lead to termination. One-on-one brain training can help them improve their memory and attention skills, which can help them retain and recall the information they need to do their job successfully.
Staying Focused in the Classroom
When they’re not working, college students with jobs are in the classroom, which is of course just as important as making an income. They’re there to learn, get a degree, and start a career in a chosen field, but if they have trouble focusing in the classroom, grades could suffer and their confidence could plummet. If they’re working late at night and have class early the next morning, a lack of sleep could also have an impact on their classroom performance. With a LearningRx tutor, a college student can improve their reading and processing speeds, which can lead to better study habits and increased engagement in the classroom. Instead of worrying about working that next shift, the student can pay attention and participate during a lecture or a lab assignment.
Preparing for Internships
Many college students get jobs or internships in their major field, mostly to gain experience before they graduate and begin applying for those full-time jobs. Those who are studying animal sciences may work at a vet clinic or a shelter so that they can get some hands-on experience with the creatures they’ll hopefully one day be treating and taking care of. If a student has trouble keeping up during an internship, he or she may not get a positive review from the employer, which can have a major impact on his or her future job applications. A lack of performance can also be detrimental to a student’s confidence, and could cause someone to change majors or fail to follow through on following a dream.
At LearningRx, we want to equip our franchisees with the tools and resources they need to work with students of all ages. If you live in a town or city where the majority of part-time jobs are filled by college students working to pay for school, take a moment to think about what kind of impact you could have on these young adults. You could help them improve their cognitive skills, which can lead to better performance on the job, in the classroom, and in their future careers.
Contact us today to learn more about our educational franchise opportunities, and to receive your free information kit. We love nothing more than meeting people who are passionate about helping students become better learners, no matter what stage of life they’re in.