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What is the easiest way to balance double majoring in college, and having 2 jobs?

I am planning to double major in college, and already have two jobs as well, and I can already see it's going to be overwhelming and would like some advice.

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Sofia’s Answer

Hi Laura,

Another tip I'll add is to balance the classes workload in general. There are some classes in college that are very hard and time consuming (lots problem sets, readings, tests, etc), while some will be very easy and straight forward. Workload may also depend on what professors you take those classes with. So I recommend talking to students who have taken those classes so that you can plan ahead and make sure your schedule is balanced so that you are never taking too many hard classes at once!

Good luck!

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Ken’s Answer

The first area of concern is "why do you think that you need to carry a double major?" Perhaps by getting to know yourself better and the area for which you are considering better, you my find that it is not necessary. Many times you can major in one area and minor in another, which would take some stress off and possibly achieve the same end. Also, if you take a prudent approach to college, you might not need to work too jobs, as the goal in making any investment, such as education, is to make the outlay as reasonable as possible to allow the return to be as large as possible. Below are some tips that will help.

Ken recommends the following next steps:

It really does not make any difference where you go to college, as the most important things are how well you do with your school work and how well you do with your networking, which we will cover below. Here is a very important video: ## http://www.ted.com/talks/julie_lythcott_haims_how_to_raise_successful_kids_without_over_parenting?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=talk&utm_term=education ##
Keeping costs low is very important, and here are some good tips: ## http://www.educationplanner.org/students/paying-for-school/ways-to-pay/reduce-college-costs.shtml ##
Balancing life in college can be challenging, but it can be done. Here are some examples of how it has been done by others: ## https://www.unigo.com/in-college/college-experience/creating-a-workschool-balance-a-college-student-perspective ## ## http://www.mycollegesuccessstory.com/academic-success-tools/college-life-balance.html ## ## http://www.collegeconfidential.com/dean/000241/ ##
The first step to determining or confirming the correct career path is to take an interest and aptitude test and have it interpreted by your school counselor to see if you share the personality traits necessary to enter the field. You might want to do this again upon entry into college, as the interpretation might differ slightly due to the course offering of the school. However, do not wait until entering college, as the information from the test will help to determine the courses that you take in high school. Too many students, due to poor planning, end up paying for courses in college which they could have taken for free in high school.
Next, when you have the results of the testing, talk to the person who works with and tracks graduates at your high school and college which you might be considering to arrange to talk to, visit, and possibly shadow graduates doing what you think that you might want to do, so that you can get know what they are doing and how they got there. Here are some tips: ## http://www.wikihow.com/Network ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-questions-to-ask-your-network-besides-can-you-get-me-a-job?ref=carousel-slide-1 ##
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