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Trader Joe’s, Boba Guys, Uniqlo, and Ricky’s NYC are all good places to find jobs off-campus

Sherah Ndjongo, Staff Writer

As students, we could all use a little extra cash. But the off-campus job hunt can be difficult. Job postings come and go in the blink of an eye, and sometimes applications start to pile up so high that your submission runs the risk of not even being glanced at.

Fortunately, these roadblocks aren’t the end of the road. There are some cool places around campus that are often interested in hiring NYU students or are currently looking for a pair of extra hands.

Trader Joe’s

The grocery store wonderland has everything to offer from fruits to flowers for every occasion to maybe even a job. Trader Joe’s frequently posts opportunities on their career database for open positions, including grocery sales associate, grocery customer service representative, store manager and nutrition team specialist, just to name a few.

However, it’s important to note that no matter what position you land there, you will be assigned a wide range of tasks, which is perfect for those who do well with versatility. Plus, Trader Joe’s has a reputation for hiring its fair share of NYU students.


Trendy and accessible, Uniqlo is a go-to clothing store for many NYU students. So why not help sell its clothes? The student-friendly work environment should be enough to convince you to apply since you are allowed to be more flexible with your schedule, which is always a good thing for those of us who are constantly busy and in a rush.

The part-time retail sales associate is a position that wouldn’t hurt to apply to since it’s flexible with work hours.

Boba Guys

Why be a barista when you could be a bobarista? Good news, this popular bubble tea site, which opened recently, is looking for enthusiastic bobaristas — people trained to make Boba Guys’s signature drinks. Bobaristas also interact with customers, help coordinate deliveries and do the typical behind-the-bar kitchen requirements.

If you are hired, you will need to work a minimum of 15 to 20 hours a week and two to three weekdays and weekends.

Ricky’s NYC

Calling all beauty enthusiasts — having the capability to work the cash register, effectively communicating with customers in addition to other coworkers and aiding customers in order to make sales are just a few requirements needed to land a spot on the Ricky’s staff.

Becoming an in-store sales associate at Ricky’s is a simple process to follow. All you have to do is submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. If the team is interested in what you have to offer, you will receive a response and be invited to series of interviews.

There’s plenty of work opportunities for NYU students in the city. If any of the ones listed above interest you, take the chance and apply to them. In a couple of weeks, you could be starting your first shift.

Email Sherah Ndjongo at [email protected].