Jobs for Non-Work Study Eligible Students

Some Defiance College students are not work study eligible which doesn’t allow them to make money while in classes. Luckily, there are many businesses nearby that are hiring part-time students to fill their open positions.  

Planet Fitness on North Clinton Street offers not only a job motivating others but also a free black card membership to enjoy for the duration of the employment to use the facilities. With this free black card membership, you are able to work out, tan, us the massage chairs, and hydrobeds.

Through Planet Fitness you also become CPR/AED and Tanning certified. With CPR training you will learn how to revive someone that has stopped breathing and using  AED training to diagnose the issue and treat the individual through the application of electricity.

Planet Fitness’ Manager, Kaity Elderkin stated: “I look for self-motivated, positive people that talk to the guests and perform daily tasks such as answering guest questions, providing tours, and cleaning the equipment.” If this job and perks sound appealing stop in any Thursday from 9 am- 5 pm to attend an open interview with Kaity or call (419) 990-0500.

Another available position is a Chiropractic Assistant at A. Little Chiropractic Center on Ralston Ave. This small, busy office needs another desk assistant to help with its growing business. While working there the individual will gain knowledge of office life and how to use various computer systems.

The owner Alicia Little said, “We’re looking for an outgoing, self-motivated individual that enjoys talking to our patients and having fun. We teach you to use our chiropractic software and no other experience is required. Your pay would start at $10/hr”. To join this growing company call (419) 782-2272 to schedule an interview.

Applebee’s Grill and Bar on North Clinton Street is hiring for servers, hosts, and cooks. Through this company, various valuable skills are taught that will allow for excellent customer service.

One of the managers, Paul Spencer said, “We’re looking to fill a variety of positions with people that are hard-working, motivated, and friendly.” After being hired there is a small amount of computer training to help understand the computer system used to complete orders. If working in a restaurant sounds exciting, apply online at or call Applebee’s at (419) 784-2279 to speak with a manager.

Within a short drive or walk close to campus, it is obvious there are many off-campus employment options for students to take advantage of.

Written by Kenzie Hall

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