How To Balance Studies And a Part-Time Job During College

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College life has always been over-loaded for me and of course for every student out there. And if you are the one who is taking care of the fees (either fully or partially with the family’s support), you must get your hands on a tight and the busy schedule.

Although it is quite complicated to manage both the studies and work life together but not impossible.

You must be thinking you don’t get time to relax even for a while. But think deeply,

But remember that there is a whole life in front of you to relax.

Either comfort yourself now or let it be reserved for the future.

Students are unable to find an equilibrium between their studies and work commitments. Some with more meaningful economic problems are seen to even drop out of college to resume work full time. This not only is a misuse of the time they spent in college but also has a harsh effect on their career.

Don’t you think so?

If finding the right balance between their studies and work can help them continue with going to university than it is crucial that they are instructed with ways to manage that.

To begin with, let’s throw the spotlight on the ways by which student can manage the time for work while not affecting many of their studies.

1 Analyze your college time table

So, to avoid the hustle and exhausting schedule, clear away all the clouds from your mind as in which job can help you earn the desired amount without causing the deviation from the studies.

Before applying for any job, make a full-fledged plan to analyze your college timer table.

2 Schedule wisely

Before you get initiated with your job, have a word with a manager and ensure that he is aware of the situation and your priorities as a student. Ask him if he is okay with allowing you to have flexible work hours. Also, speaking to him beforehand for the leaves that you would be taking during exam days is a wise way to save yourself from drowning in the two areas.

3 Set practical goals

When juggling between a part-time job and college studies, it is essential that you fixed for yourself clearing the purposes. Time management and prioritizing the tasks you have to do is an integral part of that. Making yourself ready, creating a schedule and allocating sufficient time for each job is very important. And while doing that you require to be realistic with yourself. Never burden yourself with more than you can handle. Drop down on things that you think are not relevant and focus on the more critical tasks.

4. Remember Why you started

When you find yourself struggling too hard between a part-time job and the thick books you would also experience some down times when you would feel like why fight so much. You might even feel like dropping out of the situation. Although, there is no harm in that before taking the final say on the decision once, remind yourself as to why you chose the job in the first place.  This will bring the realization power in you that clearly states why you started with this side hustle!

You will get the answer.

part time college job
part time college job

Apart from executing the tips mentioned above, there are few points to keep in mind while you push yourself to work and study at the same time.

Don’t get over harsh on yourself cause that won’t land you anywhere but the lanes of anxiety and stress.

Stay away from the work that you think you won’t be able to do it while studying in college.

You have to choose everything according to your time table and area of interests for that matter.

There has to be a proper sleep and meals.

You body needs it which suffers and struggles a lot.

Think about it.

For its worth, you must never accept anything at the cost of your health.

Share your experience of college days if you miss your struggling days when one second you are attending a lecture and another you are at the workplace.

We would love to hear from you, and of course, it would help the youth to make the better decisions by looking at more of the experiences.

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How To Balance Studies And Part Time Job During College
How To Balance Studies And Part Time Job During College

Akanksha Bawa

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