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returnBalancing school with a job

# of Responses: 4

Posted 2 years ago by itsaplit

Anyone else have an after-school job?  I work in the summer and during parts of the school year, but I find that when I'm working during the school year I have trouble balancing work with all my schoolwork!  Anyone have any tips or want to share experiences as a working student?

Honestly, if you know how to manage your time well, it should be feasible. But I just want to say that your should make school a priority. I understand that money is valuable and I respect that you work during the school year but don't slip up on your grades. If you sense that your job is affecting your classes, either quit or at the very least, ask for less hours. The GPA and test scores will go a long way in your future. Good Luck!

Posted 2 years ago by formerIBstudent

In high school and worked a few hours every day after school. It was really exhausting but it did help me figure out how to manage my time better. Like, instead of just going home and messing around on the computer for a few hours, I would have to actually get to my work. It helped me prepare for college and working a part time job there. 

Posted 2 years ago by townsendsk

It's hard. I've always worked at least one other job while being in school, and last year I was working three. 

Time management is so important. Create a schedule. It's not fun, but it's incredible. I know that sometimes it's necessary to work. You can do it.

Posted 2 years ago by renaime

I agree, Thanks for the tips, y'all!  I agree - it's tough, but definitely doable.  And I love to have the $$$ :)

Posted 2 years ago by itsaplit