It would be daunting to go through life as a student without enough money for expenses or a part-time job. I have come to Australia from India as an international student, for a year and half master’s degree course.
I came with just enough money that would take me through first few months, I was also under the impression that I would get a part-time job either in university or outside within a month or two.
First eight months was a struggle, I tried everything I knew to find a part-time job. One good thing was that there was generous printing allocation with in university to print anything we wanted. I used to print bundles of my resume on weekend, walk though streets of Melbourne in and around suburbs dropping my resume at each and every shop, office or business till late at night.
It was hard, my resume was always taken with a smile only to never hear back from them again. My goal was to never ask my father for any more money, if I ask he will never say no, always willing to give what little he had, but I was worried about his financial future.
I took some drastic measures to save money and stretch what little bank account I had. When I landed here I used to share a house with three people, each of us occupying a room, I moved out to another three bed room house, started sharing with nine students, it was cozy and made some life lasting friends….