Is It Good for Students to Have Part-time Jobs?
More and more high school students in Beijing are turning their minds to ways of making money.
They are capitalizing on opportunities such as one group of students who went to the front gate of the Children's Centre in the East District of Beijing when a film studio was there conducting auditions(1).
The group sold the young hopefuls(2) application forms at five fen a piece after getting the forms from the center for free.
Young entrepreneurs are also capitalizing on high demand commodities not always available away from the big shopping centres(3). Birthday or greeting cards are an example. One department store estimated that 80 per cent of its sales of cards are to students for resale.
Xial Li, a junior high school student at Fengtai District in the southwest region of the capital, spent 40 yuan buying cards from downtown shops just before the last Spring Festival.