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As a double major in dance and integrated marketing will I have time to work a part time job?

I'm concerned about debt and want to do everything I can to keep it at a minimum so a part-time job would help a lot with that. #marketing #dance #double-major

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Stephanie’s Answer

If you prioritize your time and class schedule accurately, I think there's always time for a part time job, but the key is to find one where you can have flexible scheduling (potentially even doing from home when you have spare time) and that makes it worth your while with a high hourly wage.


If you can get a grant or stipend for a research project, you can work on that in your spare time in between your studies, and you usually get the money spread out throughout the semester. Another great option is signing up for marketing promotions gigs as a brand ambassador as they can make $15-$20/hour and gain valuable marketing/sales experience in the process. They're often just day long or weekend long assignments so it's not a huge time commitment. A campus job in your dorm or perhaps a campus daycare or something that allows you to work just 10-12 hours a week could also be doable. I worked as a nanny/mom's helper just 8-10 hours a week during my sophomore year of college and had a flexible schedule, made a really good hourly wage in cash, and was able to get to the house near campus in less than 15 minutes so it was an easy commute. There are flexible options out there if you search around on Craigslist, campus job boards, word of mouth from upperclassmen, etc.

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Sarah’s Answer

You can certainly balance school with work, but it does take planning and clear goals that you want to achieve. For example - think about how much money you would need to make each month to help pay down debt, and then look at your course schedule. If you want to pay $200 a month on loans, then you may need to work 4 hours a week. Ask yourself if you can balance that schedule while still giving time to prioritize your studies. I think the advice above is great - look for non-traditional gigs that may help you make money at times that are convenient for your schedule, like catering, babysitting, driving for uber/lyft. Any bit helps, so set yourself clear goals and work backwards to determine how much time and money you need to accomplish them!
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