Great question! Balancing work and school can be really hard, it is important to find a job that is understanding that you are also a fulltime students. Many universities offer work study plans where you work for the school in some capacity (for example: cataloging newspapers in the university library) and the money you make is put toward your tuition.
These programs are great because they
(1) allow you to get some work experience, while still allowing you to focus the majority of your time on classes
(2) they are normally on campus, so they are great if you have no means of transportation
(3) they can help you pay for tuition
Jennifer recommends the following next steps:
- Consider looking to see if the universities you are applying for have a work study program