Would you recommend having a job your freshman year?
I wouldn’t recommend getting a job your freshman year unless you have to due to financial reasons. If you can, try just focusing on school and meeting people your first and second semester. You definitely should familiarize yourself with the college lifestyle and the kind of time you need to dedicate to school before committing to a job or major volunteer organization. But if you do want to work, an on-campus job of about 10 – 15 hours/week might be the best option.