Ways to balance school and work together.

Ways to balance school and work together.

Being a student is hard work and it takes a lot your time if you want to be successful. Working as well as going to school can make both of these things even more stressful than they already are. Working and going to school is a reality for most college students, and managing your time with these tasks is important to be successful in both. Here are some tips to manage your time.

There’s always a time to study- Take time to study for that big exam that is coming up during your breaks and on lunch. Study time is so valuable in college and working takes a lot of valuable hours away from studying. Studying at work may not always seem like the most fun thing to do, but maximizing your time is the name of the game when you have less time to study. Turn the studying into a fun game or bring flashcards to get more information in smaller amounts of time.

School comes first- Work is very important because it puts food on the table and helps pay for school as well. That being said do not let work consume you so much that your grades start to become affected. Taking extra shifts here and there to pay bills is understandable but do not blow off assignments to take extra time at work, finish homework, and get your studying in, then take the extra time if you need it. Make sure work and school are in harmony with one another and neither negatively affecting the other.

Be proactive with your schoolwork- If you do have to work extra hours because life throws something unexpected at you, stay on top of your assignments and procrastinate less. Working on papers before they are due, completing homework after it is assigned when the lecture is fresher in your mind helps your grades, creates less stress, and lets you be more flexible with work because there is less to work on because you already finished your assignments.

Talk to your teachers and your supervisors- Communication is one of the most important aspects of life. It is the number of quality that companies are looking for. So do not be shy to talk to a teacher or a supervisor about what is going on and see if they can help you out by extending a deadline, let you come into work a bit earlier or later to give you time to study or finish an assignment. They will not always say yes, but communicating with them about your situation is better than keeping silent because not saying is not going to help and it is always better to ask because the worst you can get is a no.  

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