How to balance a full time job and a university schedule
I am a returning college student. I am a single mom to a wonderful 3 year old. I am getting closer to my associates degree at my community college but then looking to transfer to San Francisco state University but I still need to keep my job to care for my daughter. Can anyone help with advice to balance full time job and SFSU schedule ? #wildlife-biology #single-parent #time-management #work-life-balance
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Devetra asked: How do you balance your time between college and work?, and one of the Pros who answered it said:
This is an excellent question. Balancing college and work is possible but you need to be very organized and you need to look at all your options realistically to determine if this is possible. This is one possible way to approach the question: Start out by making a list of your goals regarding college and your time commitments. I am going to college to become a _______________ in order to do ________________________ or become _____________________ in the future. This statement will help you decide if a job helps or hurts this long term goal...
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The best information that I can tell you that 1. Set of your organization before hand with some sort of calendar just to keep you prompt with your classes, homework, personal interests and then it won't be as frustrating for you to do everything. Let your counselor and teacher at school know you are working full time, It gives them an idea that you are willing to very hard to make it all work for you. Some support group would be helpful, so the people around can help you when needed even teacher and counselors. There will be times when you feel like you are drowning with job or school so the support group may come in handy and try to be as flexible as possible within your time frame. (Remember the calendar every day to start the day with a positive attitude.) I wish you the best in your future jobs and hope you find exactly the job you are looking for ! I think you will attain a good future for yourself if you do some of these optional steps and the adv ice given to you.
Carole recommends the following next steps:
The key will be organization and compromise. Schedule your time to make the most of it. Understand that you will likely have to choose what takes the priority at different times and may have to do less than your best school work from time to time so you can give your work or kid the appropriate attention.
Definitely lean on your support network. You will need their help to make it through. Talk to your boss and see about what kind of flexibility or help your work can provide. Talk to the school and professors about your situation and ask for extensions when you need them. Don't accept the way things are just because that's what is presented.
I wish the best of luck to you!