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What's more important to students than getting good grades? Having money to pay their way through school! This holiday season, get out there and grab one of many seasonal opportunities so you have extra pocket change in the new year.adidas, for example, hires students at Reebok, Rockport, and adidas stores for their up-season sales from August to mid-September, as well as December.We also hold special sales events at various locations throughout the year, such as tent or warehouse sales, where seasonal workers are a necessity for the set-up, take-down, and general maintenance throughout the event, says human resources business partner Clara Battiston.Sales associates at adidas are required to have basic numeracy, literacy, and verbal communication skills along with ongoing high school or post-secondary education.We look for brand ambassadors'individuals who consistently exhibit the attitude and values that showcase the values prized by adidas, says Battiston. Sales associates also assist with executing and maintaining store operations, visual merchandising, and in-store communications.If you don't like being cooped up indoors but prefer being out in fresh air (whether it's warm or cold), a snow plowing company just might answer your call of the wild.We offer great part-time and casual opportunities, says Mikhail Evgrafov, director of operations at Monster Plowing Company in Toronto. Paid hourly, snow shovellers are placed on our on-call list of workers to be called in throughout winter.Snowplough drivers need to have a high school diploma, a valid G-category licence, and some experience in the snow removal industry. Shovellers, however, don't need any previous experience. If you decide to shovel snow this winter, be ready to work when Mother Nature wants you to work.Evgrafov says valuable assets include critical thinking, complex problem solving, good judgment and decision-making, active learning and listening, efficient body movement, excellent winter driving skills, and the ability to use a tablet, cell phone, and GPS. Snow shovellers clean small homes, corporate buildings, plazas, malls, and even factories.If you don't like working out in the cold, there's always work with moving companies.Students have the opportunity all year long to work with us but especially in the summertime when we are at our busiest and they are off school, says Chuck Resnick, vice-president of operations and marketing with Two Men and a Truck Canada (TMT). The busiest time of the year for Two Men and a Truck'and most moving companies'is July because people want to relocate to their new homes long before school begins.Work involves lifting heavy objects, thinking like a customer, and being professional at all times. Most movers at TMT are between 18ÔÇÆ22 years old; however, insurance requirements dictate that drivers are older than 25 and have a G licence. The rest is easy: use common sense and don't break anything!Seasonal work is an excellent way to build experience and enter the talent pool: it leads to future opportunities, helps build key career skills, and earns an extra buck for the semester-to-come.Photos: Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock