Ultimately you and your student can best answer this question. Each student is unique as far as personality, academic skills, adjusting to change, managing time, etc.
If your student does decide to work during their freshman year, we recommend they consider an on-campus job. There are many benefits to working on-campus including the ease of getting to work, flexible work schedules, and making new UWM friends. Plus, research has shown that students that work on-campus 20 hours a week or less get better grades than those that do not work.
Your student can view and apply for on-campus jobs on Handshake, our employment platform for on and off campus internships and jobs.