How College and Grad Students Can Use Virtual Office Spaces During Their Studies
At Intelligent Office (IO), we spend a lot of time helping businesses of all sizes get more of their best work done. Virtual office spaces are a great fit for small businesses, large businesses with several locations, dispersed teams that work remotely, and more.
Virtual office spaces aren’t solely for business owners, though. In fact, IO’s spaces are available to anyone who needs a distraction-free zone, including students.
While many college and graduate students feel comfortable working on their studies from libraries and other shared locations, others want a quiet space free of peers. Students who are enrolled in non-traditional learning institutions, like online universities, can also take advantage of virtual office spaces.
To learn more about why students are gravitating toward virtual office services, continue reading.
Virtual office spaces eliminate distractions for students
Public libraries, coffee shops, and other traditional student study spots can get noisy and crowded. Virtual offices, on the contrary, are quiet and professional. Most of the student’s fellow coworkers will be laser-focused on growing their small businesses and other entrepreneurial endeavors. This type of environment can be particularly helpful for graduate students working on a final thesis or other intellectually intense project that requires total focus.
There’s also something to be said about knowing you’ll never have to fight for a seat (or an outlet.) Even if a student opts for a spot in a shared coworking space, they still know they’ll always have a workstation to set up shop.
Entrepreneurial students will love the networking opportunities
Organic networking is one of the top perks of utilizing virtual office spaces. Students who want to dive right into the local business scene will love working and studying from a virtual office space, because they’ll be surrounded by potential contacts and mentors.
You may think that renting office space is out of the question for most student budgets. However, renting space can be a surprisingly affordable investment. Students can purchase memberships by the hour, week, or month.
Students who run their own businesses can impress potential clients
Young business owners already have their age working against them, no matter how good their product or service may be. Luckily, it’s possible to overcome these judgments with a professionally appointed virtual office space.
Meeting rooms and conference rooms make it easy for students to present their business ideas in a professional setting. At IO, every meeting room is equipped with a whiteboard, projector, conference call equipment, and comfortable seating. Students can even elect to have refreshments served for their guests.
Students have access to printers, scanners, and other office equipment
A student doesn’t have to be entrepreneurial to benefit from all the amenities in a virtual office. Every member of a virtual office space is free to use the printers, scanners, fax machines, and other office tools.
Most spaces also have unlimited tea and coffee in a communal kitchen, which should be considered an essential tool for students.