Working While In College

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Let us speak honestly for a moment and reflect on the truth that going to college can be just plain expensive. And, although it is surely worth it in the long run to get a bachelor’s degree, how does one go about paying for college and even having the spare change to participate in the many activities which students seek to partake in?

Apart from taking the proper step to secure grants, scholarship, and often loans for yourself many students find themselves needing to get a job or two as well. With many opportunities both on campus and around the town, most Nyack College students can secure a job with ease. Student jobs include, but are not limited to babysitting, food service, admissions, fire fighters, and many other positions. It does take a focused student who can balance both school and work, but many students can master it with time left for friends and homework to spare. Speaking personally I have a job working in the Nyack cafeteria as well as working with the marketing department by publishing my weekly blog. I really appreciate being able to work on campus which allows me to work close to home or even in my home. My bosses are flexible and enable me to work around my busy student schedule. I work an average of 15 hours a week between the two jobs and although it keeps me busy it also allows me to pay rent and go out and have some money to spend on dinner or even bowling. There are many opportunities to earn some money and build your resume while still in college and I appreciate the different jobs that I have been blessed with.

Here are a few quick tips that I would give you when trying to work and go to college that I can give you:

1. Time Management is key in order to juggle all your responsibilities in an appropriate manor.

2. Learn to clearly communicate with bosses and teachers.

3. Keep on top of your homework, even if that means cutting back a little on work hours to catch up on occasion.

4. Start to keep your own budget and stick to it in order to make the most of all your work.

5. Build relationships with your coworkers, making your job much more bearable and even enjoyable.

6. Remember to take some time out of each week to rest  in order to stay healthy and have less chance of completely burning out.

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Erin Fox

About Erin Fox

Hey! I'm Erin Fox and I am a junior at Nyack College. I'm just a Midwest girl who made the move to the East coast and loves every minute of it. My major is Inter-cultural studies with a minor in Spanish and Bible. After college I plan on moving to the mission field and sharing the love of Jesus while helping and loving his people all along the way. I love Nyack and know that with each day it is equipping me more and more to do God's work throughout the world.
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