• I sure am,

    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.

  • Yes work is needed

    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.

  • Yes college students should work at least part time while in school for more than one reason.

    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.

  • Yes students can work

    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.

  • College students should work.

    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

    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 work and go to school at the same time

    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.

  • Only Part-Time -- If related to your future career, BONUS!

    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).

  • Yes

    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.

  • Yes, but not full-time.

    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.

  • If you don't have to..

    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?

  • Not if they don't have to!

    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...

  • College Students Need To Concentrate On Grades

    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.

  • Focus on School as GPA matters

    Most employers and recruiters for college graduates want top talent from school - i. E. , Top 5 to 10 percent - in order to work in some of the environments that demand talented people. I tried working and going to school, And it did not work because I did not have or dedicate time to studying which hurt GPA. However, When leaving work to study full-time GPA rose on average to a whopping 3. 7 per semester.

  • No, its overwhelming

    Not every student can handle working while in school, especially with a full load of classes. I had a work study job that was 8-10 hrs a week and added too much stress and hurt my grades. Students need to focus on their studies. If you are going to work in college, then you should be a part time enrolled student. It can also affect students social lives and may limit networking opportunities outside of that job. I had to drop out of the one club I was in just to get my school work done on time.

  • No because i said no

    My boy ain't so don't bother he is a perfect student just the way he is and i dont need no uptight work messin up his treeke of all a honoroll so loose that thought those of you who said yes because it aint gonna happen to my best boy

  • Depends on the job.

    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!

  • If you have to work you should, but if you don't have to DON'T

    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.

  • Depends on your major.

    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 ;)

  • Should concentrate on studies. Should work only if you have to.

    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.

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