If the student is dedicated to school and work then they will be able to get by. I work about 29 hours a week being a sales lead at a lady footlocker and go to college 8am-5:05pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. So far I am passing my first year of college and doing good at my job. My parents still pay for all my bills except gas so I am pretty much just working to buy stuff and save for a house when I finish school.
It teaches you to focus on more than one issue at a time regardless of the level of difficulty. Not to mention the experience in having to perform for people and the real world rather than college professors. College is about learning how to study and take tests. Work is about learning how to apply your own ability and work ethic.
First, it helps the student gain experience so after college they have a job reference and something to list on their resume. Second, it helps them learn to handle real life situations and responsibilities. Life won't always be easy and you can't always just quit your job because something else comes up that needs your attention, learn to multi-task, organize, and prioritize. Third, if a student wants to be there, wants to learn and grow, it will not matter if they have a part-time, full-time, or no job at all. I have worked full-time, gone to a university full-time, have a husband and two young children, and I still managed to make a good enough GPA to be a member of the Honor Society.
I work about 3 to 4 jobs and go to school full time and able to maintain good grades. It's all about time management. If you learn how to manage your time it should be pretty easy to work and attend school. As long you can fit in time to study and do your work you should be ok. Some students can probably do their school work at their job. I know I do sometimes.
As a former college student I completely agree that college students should work. It is the best thing to have on a resume that you have work experience while you are in college. It shows that you are active and hard working and willing to go the extra mile to prove yourself as someone who wants to do something with their life. Also, having the extra cash while in college is so amazingly good.
Students should work while attending college. There are many benefits that go along with having the responsibilities of school, along with the commitments and expectations of work. Students who work during college learn time management skills, build character, and build their resumes for future employment. It is important to diversify your skills and experiences while you are in college so that you will be well-rounded and be more likely to meet the expectations of future employers. Working can also allow you to make connections with companies or businesses within your study of interest. Opportunities like these will give you a competitive advantage and set you apart from others.
I would not recommend being 17 working almost full time hours like I do, and still going to college. On the other hand having a job builds character, and will help you in the future. I know that my job at a big retailer, not going to say who, is not a dream job, but will provide me with vital experience that will help me later on in life. It would be nice to be able to not work, but when you have brothers and sisters that your need your support then its just not a choice to stay at home. If you do not have to work, I would still recommend getting a part time job.
I think it is important for college students to work a part time job. It helps a great deal with preventing procrastination and requires the student to be more organized. Students should be working less than 20 hrs per week and be working for someone that is flexible to their constantly changing schedules. Working a job on campus that is affiliated with the university is the best way to go. They usually pay the best, are easy to get to, work around your schedule, and you get all university holidays/breaks off (usually).
I believe college students should work, but only with a part time focus. Trying to work a full time job while attending college will not only affect your quality of work, but your quality of education as well. A student needs to be find the correct balance of work to schooling to be able to excel in both areas of their lives.
College students should have some kind of part-time job in order to begin getting new skills and developing workplace responsibility. But their primary job is to be a student first and foremost, and so they should limit the amount of time they spend at a job to 15 to 20 hours a week. Otherwise, school takes a back seat and they are not investing the effort needed for true success and enrichment.
One downside to working in college, however, is the potential for students to work so much that their jobs interfere with their college goals and academic progress. If you don't have to work while in college you shouldn't. If your bills are being paid and you're being fed what is the point?
Full-time class load (9 to 12 credit hours) is a full-time job! Students should not be required to work, especially not full-time. They deserve an opportunity to focus on school and yes, relax and party some. No burn out necessary! I work full-time and part-time (two jobs) and take a full-time load. You best believe I struggle to be a C student but I have bills to pay. Not right...
No, college students should not work. College has a lot of homework and research requirements. Because college grades are so critical, students should be able to devote as much time as necessary to their classes without having to worry about work. If a student has made the commitment to attend college, they need to be able to give it their all. Students will have time enough after college to work enough hours to support themselves and pay off their student loans.
I think it would all depend on what kind of job you are holding while in school. I find myself in this situation now. As an Administrative Assistant and an older adult going to college has been challenging in that it is hard to find the time. Missing social get togethers because I have so much homework and reading to do. Being able to be structured and disciplined is extremely important as I am doing all online classes. It is tough!
You can learn a lot about people and life by working, but you cannot immerse in your study if you're working. It's draining. The extra few bucks you're getting isn't worth the knowledge you could gain by being focused on school. You're paying a lot of money to go to school, so if you don't HAVE to work, use your time towards furthering your knowledge and focusing on what you came to college for.
As someone who's done it before, I'd say don't do it unless you absolutely have to! Or unless you are studying a relatively easy major. If you are doing anything in the engineering field, math, or hard sciences, and you are working, you risk burning out. Those types of majors require your full brain power and also time to unwind. Get work experience in the summer and concentrate on school the rest of the year. You will thank yourself later ;)
I am going to join for MSc Human Resource Management in September at either MMU or Salford or Bradford in the UK. As my degree is in Psychology, I don't want to get a job as it might interfere me learning a new subject like Human Resource Management. I have my whole life to work.
As young adults, college students have the right to establish their own priorities based on their contextual circumstances and personal interests. The debate question (Should college students work?) made me reflect about the following quote from someone much wiser than me: "The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases”. In conclusion, college students should think outside the box (beyond the boundaries of black and white thinking), choosing the shoe that fits his/her needs.
Knowing me, I would fail at school with a job.. It already stresses me out enough as is! I cannot imagine having any kind of job, I'm always freaking out about things I have to study, homework, getting good grades, tests, paying attention to deadlines, and not forgetting things. You have no idea how many employed students I see who come unprepared for class, not show up, do worse on assignments, fail, and drop out entirely. As of right now, I am blessed to not have to work.. And I believe that no college student should work unless they really need to. I understand bills have to be paid and mouths have to be fed, so in those dire situations, it's understandable. But for those who still live with "mommy and daddy" and do not HAVE to work, what's the point? It's best that one joins clubs, makes connections, volunteer, or do something that has to do with his or her major.
I believe it depends on the individuals character. Some people feel the need to be busy all of the time with little rest time. Others believe that focusing is the key to success. I believe that when a student is given the opportunity to focus, he or she can actually excel in their career path. Students are preparing themselves for a professional career and we do not want anymore half-ass employees who are not properly educated or unqualified in the US economy. While a student is in college all excess time should be devoted to studying, exercising preparing meals and resting; all of which support the students success during college and ensure the student will leave school prepared. After college, the student has the foundation of discipline, balance and health which will show as a strong trait in his or her career path. Another point is: if the student is going to college, the student certainly is not spending thousands of dollars and hours in order to earn a retail job so why even discuss experience in something that is not related. It is good to learn to be on time, speak kindly to people, do whatever they ask, and then get paid a bit but in reality it usually has nothing to with the degree or real career path the person is studying for; the student just needs a little money. If the student got a job that is related to his or her career, then it should be considered but even then the student must know if it is manageable. The student should understand that there are limitless opportunities in this vast world and tons of things to do; that not every opportunity will be the last and focus.