Best of Luck!
If you need a job to make ends meet as a freshman in college, then there is no other choice and you'll have to learn how best to balance the demands of your coursework with that of employment. However, if you do not need a job and don't have finances to worry about, I would recommend focusing on academics and forging new networks and friendships. The transition from high school to college is different and, sometimes, very difficult for some. It was important for me to get familiar with my course load and time management to complete homework, ace tests, and get involved in groups and organizations that would add value not only to my college career, but beyond.
I hope this helps! Good luck.
It could be a good idea, especially if you can get one which is related to your career area of interest. Working also would allow you to balance your life and allow you to experience the inside of your career area.
It all starts with getting to know yourself better.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
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