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How to balance work and college

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Many students have difficulty learning. And the most important problem that a student faces is the ability to harmoniously combine college and work. In my article, I will try to talk about this problem.
Working in college can help you avoid debt.
Working in college is a supplementary experience. Nowadays, even if you just recently graduated from college, some companies would prefer if you have some sort of job experience.
Working in college can get you employee benefits. Some companies offer full-time benefits for their employees if they work 25 hours a week.
Working in college will cultivate your time management skills. If you work while studying, chances are you will not take time for granted.
Working in college will help you manage your finances. Besides learning to manage your own time, you will also learn how to manage your money and how to save it.
Working in college will expand your professional network. While working, you will likely be surrounded by professionals, including your boss. Make sure you build a connection with them through your job performance and rapport. By doing so, those people might be able to help you with opportunities outside college if you find out some of them have connections with big names in your field as well. Networking will broaden your horizons beyond the academic landscape.

How to Balance Work and College
Some people boldly claim that working while studying is not for the faint-hearted, and they are not wrong. It will demand so much of your time and attention, leaving you less time for other activities you enjoy. You will find it difficult to balance work and college. It isn’t ideal to have more than one challenging priority in a week, but if economic restrictions prevent you from having a college life free from money problems then there’s no other way around it but to take on a job while studying. Regardless of how much stress it entails, you just have to get used to it and allow yourself to adapt. Take a look at these tips on how you can make college and working less straining as possible.
Keep a strict schedule. Your schedule should accommodate both work and study. Make sure you do not compromise one in favor of the other. Set aside a specific time each day to do coursework or study. If your workplace is lenient enough to allow you to do a bit of studying while on duty then take advantage of that opportunity, but if they do not then solely dedicate your work time for work. Mapping all your activities makes sure you have enough time to accomplish everything you need to do before the day ends. Use a planner to help you organize your schedule easier.
Your workplace, school, and dorm should be near each other. Having all these key areas near each other saves you the travel time and hurrying from one place to another. The more time you have at your disposal the better. In the instance that you are suddenly called to work or there is something you forgot at your dorm that you need to bring to class, then it will be an easy walk from point A to B. Make it easier to navigate your world as a working student by keeping it small and accessible. This may also give you more time to rest after class or work because you do not spend too much time traveling.
Get a job in your field of study with a schedule suitable for you. Not everyone has the luxury of choosing a job they love.
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Submitted by DorothyHarman on 17 February, 2020 - 18:36
 

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