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How do I keep a balanced schedule between college and work?

My life tends to be busy and hectic. I need to know how to set up my schedule to work around that insanity. #scheduling #college #time-management #work-life-balance


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Jessica’s Answer

The key is finding what works for you. I worked a few different jobs in college and the overlapping theme was that the jobs all had options for me to work outside typical class hours. That was my personal preference- to separate school time from work time. I worked as a tutor and the group I tutored for allowed me to set my own hours. From what I've heard, tutoring is typically very flexible and a good option once you've taken a few classes that you can teach others.


Other friends of mine did the opposite and found work study jobs or jobs from the school that were during school hours that let them do homework when they weren't busy. For example, many students at my school worked at the dining hall in four hour shifts. If they didn't work directly with food, they were permitted to do homework in their down time. That enabled my friends to get their homework done or study while working.


My parting piece of advice is to not be afraid to get rid of hours or shifts once you do start working if you feel overwhelmed and unable to get your schoolwork done. You shouldn't be afraid to say that a certain amount of hours of work is too much if you're struggling.




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Jason’s Answer

Time management skills will be your most important skill to have. Excel or mobile planner applications help. Be honest with yourself regarding both workloads.




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Paul’s Answer

The key is time management. When I was in college I went to school full-time but worked a few part-time jobs both on campus and off. I also found jobs that had a lot of downtime so I could do my homework and study while I was at work.  In addition, I created an excel spreadsheet with my schedule so I could remember when classes started and when I need to be at work so I wouldn't be late. As long as you plan everything out you will be fine and won't get stressed out.


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