The Hechinger Report recently interviewed a student who was struggling to work in College. Many of your students will be forced to work in College to cover at least a portion of their College expenses. The student that was interviewed, Luz Pineda of California State University, Northridge, provided six tips your students can use to handle working while they are in school.
- Remember, you are not alone.
- Try to find a job related to your major. You might want to wait to apply for your dream job until after you graduate college, but it doesn’t hurt to get your foot in the door and apply for job that will give you work experience. And it will look good on your resume, too.
- Work on campus. Your boss is more likely to be flexible about your schedule, you’ll have more time to go to the library to study or get homework done and you won’t have to actually leave the campus. No long commutes!
- Don’t forget about yourself. Take at least one day out of your busy week to do something that makes you happy and helps you relax.
- Take a step back. Don’t be afraid to take breaks, naps and walks. Stepping back and clearing your mind for a few minutes will help you to focus better and avoid feeling overwhelmed.
- Look at the bigger picture. Just imagine yourself on graduation day receiving your hard-earned degree, knowing that all your sacrifices and hard work really did pay off. You (we) can and will do this!
These are some great tips that hopefully you can share with some of your students. Here is a link to the complete article: http://hechingerreport.org/six-tips-going-college-working-full-time-student-struggling/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=be02561b89-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4f3e0748b-be02561b89-322455525