Many of us college students these days hold a part-time or full-time job while going to school. Sometimes when you are a commuter just like me, you get need to choose a good schedule to go along with your school routine so that you don’t only have time to attend class, but to study and do your homework. (The main reason why you have a job is to get yourself through college). So here are some ideas on how to work around your schedule and have the best of both worlds.
– Work less during regular class weeks, and request more days during long holidays like during Christmas and Summer breaks. Right now you need to aim a little less for the money and a little more for that “A.”
– If you don’t work in an office environment, try to aim for a weekend schedule, even if it sometimes means sacrificing partying a little bit, this is only temporary.
– Try to pick several classes in one two or three days, leaving room for work schedules for the rest of the week. For example, this semester I take classes only Monday through Wednesday.
– Always plan ahead and invest on a planner so that you don’t miss any meetings or appointments for school or work, especially if it takes you a long drive to get there.
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