Managing your time on studying can be a difficult task. Loads of work are needed to accomplish and the pressuring due dates are needed to fulfill in order to pass. If this is already difficult and stressing for a student, then, it is much worse for students who are working in order to pay for their tuition. A lot of students take loans just to pay for their college because they can’t afford to work their way and pay their tuition through college as they once could, also, Students who work full time are the one who suffer academically. Working while you’re a student gives you some benefits, according to an article “Students and Part-Time Work” by Education Professionals, working students are more confident and possess better time-management skills than students who did not experience working. Also, a part-time job can provide both training and experience and helps the student to be more independent and you are not just earning money but it also teach you and challenge you to discover new things about yourself.
Students who are working already develop their personal identity and they already know what their responsibilities as a student and a worker. Working student struggles a lot just to manage their time in academics and their work but they are excellent in knowing what to prioritize. Working while you’re a student is not new in this modern time, many students work in order to self-support for them to be able to graduate. But some students who work more than 15 to 20 hours per week often experience decreased school success and mostly ended up dropping the class they are enrolled. (Education Professionals). These are the student who has not yet mastered the art of managing tasks. According to Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, Michelle Melton, and Eric W.
Price of Georgetown University (2015), they find that this is the norm, with nearly 14 million Americans working while taking classes. They make up about 70 to 80 percent of college students, and nearly 10 percent of the overall labor force. The researchers also said that “We need to reconcile these two things. These are whole people who face demands on their time at school and work and we have to maximize the value in this,” and he also added the words “We live in a world now where everyone who goes to college is working”. The researchers was able to find some tips for you to balance work and academics;Here are the Top 1O tips to balance work and academics. (Kerry Knapp)1. Develop a plan of attack.
Set your goals, plan ahead what you want to do and how will you accomplish the task. 2. Take advantage of workplace flexibility. Find a part-time job that fits your academic schedule. Make sure that you will have enough time to study even you’re working.
3. Capitalize on school flexibility too. Your school should be informed that you are working so that they know what time schedule they would put you in.4. Prioritize. You should know what to prioritized first give more importance to the task that you need to accomplish immediately so that you will not cram.5.
Schedule proactively. Make a planner for your everyday task, so that you’ll be able to manage your time. Plan for sudden work crises and last-minute overtime requests.
6. Work smarter, not harder. Kill two birds with one stone by using an actual work situation as an MBA or marketing class project.
Make an extra notes, write what you’ve learn in an index card and study while working.7. Avoid time wasters. Arrange to work and take classes as close to home as possible to cut down on transportation time. Learn to say “no” to friends or activities that isn’t important to do. Conserve time, it’s important for you to have a rest than to go out partying.
8. Manage stress levels. Stress is an inevitable part of being a student and a worker, so learn how to keep it in check. If you have a extra time, take a rest or maintain healthy lifestyle.9. Watch for signs of burnout.
If your job performance or academic result begins to flag, take action. Don’t let simple things ruin you down. Manage your time, make sure you’ll have a good sleep so that you will not fall asleep in your class or work. Focus on what you are doing, always.10. Finally, remember why you’re doing it. You wouldn’t be tackling work and school simultaneously if you didn’t have good reasons.
Remember why you are in that situation and use it as a motivation to work and study hard. Studies show that finding the balance is so important when it comes to work and academics because if you can’t balance your work while you were studying, you may not be able to earn to afford your college tuitions, and at the same time, if you can’t balance your academics while you’re working, you may not be able to focus on your academics and there is a possibility that you’ll fail and not be able to finish your college degree. According to an article “Balancing High School and Part-Time Work”, in order to balance studying and working, you must plan ahead, you should think how will you able to handle the loads of work that you will face, Also, it was mentioned in the article that “In order to success being a working student you must seek advice and support from your family”. Listening and being hardworking will result you to a successful and happy life as a working student.