Earning While In College: Tips To Help You Balance Work and StudyBy Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
Balancing a job and school can be tough but this is what many college students do in order to fund their college costs. The most important this is to learn how to do it in such a way that your studies are not compromised.
Going on part time jobs is a norm these days and it can be beneficial when it comes to earning extra income to finance college expenses and at the same time, gain experiences which could help develop certain skills that can be useful in your future career.
If you are also considering taking a part time job, here are some tips to make it easier for you to maintain a positive balance between work and school.
Consider your schedule
One of the first things you have to do before applying for any part time job is to look into your schedule and see if you can squeeze in your work, according to Prospects. Also consider the time when there it is not your schedule for exams and when there aren't a lot of essays and projects to finish. During your interview, you have to be honest about the amount of work you can take on so that you don't compromise your time for your studies.
Plan your time
It is important for you to be able to manage your time well if you plan to work while studying. Having a planner will greatly help because it will help you have a visibility on your schedule and it will help you become more organized. It can be pretty daunting at first but, it will be less stressful in the end if you are effective in budgeting your time.
According to Monster, you do not have to really work harder if you are only wise when it comes to making use of your time. If you have spare time, utilize it to start your review and assignments, you do not have to wait for longer time in the evening to be able to study.