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Work and school, not fun but necessary

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Life is an act of balancing various goals and responsibilities that we have: family, college, work, and anything else that we have or are trying to achieve in our life. That is life, or at least my view of it. In the case of college students, it’s a question of balancing our own set of responsibilities. We do this because, at the end of the day, we all have objectives and goals that we want to achieve in our lives. In short, working while in college is difficult.

School means responsibilities for students, and depending on the course material, it can be either easy, hard or a mix of both. Of course, making the situation even worse is the fact that it also depends on the number of units that the student is taking in the semester. Regardless of the difficulty, the fact of the matter is that, at the end of the day, it all ends up as responsibilities for the students who have to meet them and handle them in order to pass the classes to keep their GPA high.

Work itself isn’t that different, but it does come with its own set of responsibilities that students have to deal with on top of school. And unless the student is lucky and already has a job that he or she actually enjoys, jobs for college students are only a means to an end. In other words, work for college students itself is a means of earning money to pay bills, which we all have, and meeting other responsibilities.
So much stress really comes down to the balancing act for students. The trick is finding the right balance between the two, or else risk making life difficult. Too much work and school doesn’t leave enough time for rest, homework, or any other activity required by teachers. It also doesn’t leave much time for a personal life or other activities that aren’t related to work or school.

In short, working while in college isn’t easy or fun. It doesn’t leave a lot of time for students to have personal lives or meet their college responsibilities and others that they have in their life. Working while in college is difficult and a complete pain, but students often don’t have a choice on the matter. Work must be done.

 

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Work and school, not fun but necessary