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Will I have time in college to both work and study?

I'm going to have to work my way through college and I don't want to have to pull all-nighters to get my assignments done. #working #collegejob


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Sheena’s Answer

Hi Sarah,


It's great that you're considering to work and study at the same time, as this can give you exposure and learning from both classroom and work settings.


In response to your question, I'm leaning towards yes from experience; although it is important to note that this is going to depend on how you'll be arranging your schedules. What I did before was I checked both class schedules and possible work shift schedules to see how I could fit them both together each semester, also making sure I kept my employer informed in advance of my plans. Keep on top of things and you'll do great!


Regards,

Sheena

Sheena recommends the following next steps:

Check class schedules, determine what times are possible to work
Check what kind of work you want to do, check their work hours if possible to fit your schedule
If you can't find exactly the time slots you need, you can always communicate with and ask your potential employer about possible work schedules

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Kathryn’s Answer

Hi Sara,  yes, you will AND you'll have experience and a leg up on your competition when it comes time to look for a job after graduation.  In fact, I think it's the perfect way to go to university.  You have an inside look at all kinds of jobs and a chance to see what suits you ahead of everyone else.  I was lucky enough to have a boss that let me study (when the phones were quiet) at my desk during work hours.  So, you might get that too!  also, sometimes your employer will help out with tuition.  Good luck! 


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Aaron’s Answer

Hi Sarah,

To figure out if you will have time in college to work and study is something you will have to work out with your schedule because everyone has a different way on doing things. It depends on how many days a week you are planning to work compared with how many times a week you attend school and study. Once you figure out how many days you attend school, when your assignments are due and days you study then it will be much easier to figure out the days you can work in a week. For me I attend school 5 days a week, I work on the weekends that fits best with my schedule and studying hours. This is difficult to accomplish but once you figure it out it is easy. Hope this helps.

-Thank you,
Aaron

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Rebecka’s Answer

Hi Sarah,


If you manage your time well, it is definitely possible to work and study. I highly recommend looking at on-campus jobs. I worked part time in an on-campus accounting office during my time in college. On-campus jobs often provide much more flexibility than off campus jobs, which is helpful when trying to balance work and school. For me, it helped me gain valuable experience to put on my resume, so if you can find a job in your area of study, it is an added bonus!


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