Pursuing Entrepreneurship/Freelance Work
There are many opportunities for students who are interested in working for themselves rather than in the 9-to-5 structured environment of an established employer. Two of those options are to become an entrepreneur or to do freelance work in a particular field.
Do you have the next great idea? A product, an app, or a service that people just can't live without? Are you passionate about a cause and hoping to start your own nonprofit grassroots organization? Do you just want to be your own boss? Pursuing an entrepreneurial path may be right for you.
Are you eager to gain experience in a particular field before committing to one particular employer? Then freelancing may be an option. Like entrepreneurs, freelancers are self-employed. Freelancing is project based and you can be working for one or several clients at a time. Freelance possibilities are available in a wide variety of areas including graphic design, web development, writing, and translation.
- Ability to choose the work you like to do
- Being the decision maker
- Flexibility to work in a way that best fits your skills and values
- The time to take the risk before mortgages and family obligations become more important