This article is superfluous as this subject is touched on frequently and most of you college students are working your way through college anyway, but I would like to share my personal reasons why it was a positive experience for me. I returned to college armed with the G.I. Bill and credits earned while performing my service duties. Since I took courses during my enlisted time, I was already accustomed to the process when I went to school part time. So here are some great reasons to consider working while in school.
- It is liberating to have the freedoms income provides while you are in school. You’re experience is less limiting when you have money to spend.
- A job can help keep your education debt lower since you wouldn’t have to finance so much.
- You are likely to at least still have a job when you graduate and that is a huge plus in a tough economy.
- Having a job while in school will provide you with the coveted “work experience” that employers are looking for.
- You will also have a network of co-workers and customers partners who know of your skills and can help with your employment networking.
- Not being a poor starving college student and never missing meals or bills can help relieve you of worry.
- Many, if not most traditional universities make it easier than ever by tailoring subjects for the non traditional working student. Such courses are usually provided online.
- The added discipline of handling both a job and school will enrich you with a strong work ethic.
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