Balancing School and a Part-Time Job By: Jessica Velasco
If you’re like many students, you may have a part-time job while attending high school or college. You may be working to help your family pay the bills. You may be working because you need to save money for college. Or, you may be working so you have extra spending money to go out with your friends. Whatever your reason for having a part-time job, you might be struggling to balance school, work, and your personal life.
Just like anything new, it takes practice to do anything well. Here are some nine tips to help you balance school and your part-time job.
1. Know Your Limit
If you are already struggling to keep up with your studies, adding a 20 hour a week job is probably not the best option for you. For many students, it is will be a big adjustment adding any working hours to their schedule. Start slowly and take on extra hours only after you know you have enough time for your studies.
2. Choose a Flexible Job
There will be times during the school year when you will be busier than others. Choose a job that will understand that some weeks you might have to work a few fewer hours.
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