What's the financial situation like in college?
Do you recommend getting a job, and is it hard to manage work with school? I'm a sophomore in high school, and I'm starting to think about college and what it is going to be like. I've heard that in college, #college #teaching #teacher #colleges #studies #3d-studio-max
Working while you are attending college is not impossible, but it takes a lot of organization and time management. There are a lot of on-campus job opportunities that allow you to study as you earn money (example, computer lab, recruiting offices, etc.). It depends on you and how well you are able to prioritize your work. I did a couple of jobs while I was in school and I was able to be flexible with my schedule because of the relationships I had built with my various employers. When I had finals or a big project due, I was sure to tell them that I would be unavailable. Its do-able, but only if it will not deter you from doing your best with regard to school work.
I'd say working from college is an excellent idea, as long as you establish your priorities and are able to manage both work and school without putting too much stress on yourself. I'd suggest getting into your school routine first, and then finding a job that you can do around your school schedule. For example, I worked at a small pizza shop within walking distance from my school that gave me flexibility and even let me bring my books and study when business was slow. Many times, you can get an on-campus job that can help with school finances as well.
Also, if you can find work (ie: a paid internship) in the field that you are interested in/ are studying, that can provide great hands-on, real-world experience that potential employers will really appreciate once you're out of college and looking at careers.
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