We here at The Settler have one goal: to let the student’s voice be heard. So we’re beginning a new segment called Man on the Quad to get students’ opinions, thoughts, and ideas. You can send your question ideas for this segment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are some hoops you’ve had to jump through as a working student?
Oh goodness, a lot. Time management, scheduling. Scheduling classes around a work schedule is terrible. I can only come up here once a week so all my classes are crammed in from early morning to late at night. Finding time to do homework. Overall exhaustion. – J
Just getting my homework done and also having free time and a social life and things like that. – N
Driving everywhere. I’m always driving I feel like. – L
I have to manage my time really well because I pretty much work all on the weekend and that’s most people’s time to make sure that they’re getting all their homework done because most things end up being due Sunday nights. Well, I’m working Sunday nights and when most students can put it off till Sunday morning, I have to do it Wednesday night or Saturday morning or something. I can’t put things off. I have to stay on top of things because if I don’t, everything falls apart. – J
Having to schedule work around school instead of the other way around. I had to find a job where I could only work at night or on the weekends. – F
Trying to balance your income to pay for food and gas and tuition. – T
Trying to leave here and get to work on time. – M
I have to manage my homework schedule around when I get off and my study schedule so that can get pretty hectic. – A
I guess where I’m having to put my education on hold, or miss out opportunities to do better in my education because I have to work. – T
I’m very blessed to have the opportunities that I have, but sleep is not something I experience very often. So I guess that’s the hoops I have to jump through. It’s just like prioritizing my opportunities or prioritizing like my health. – S
I have to get up super early for an eight o’clock class just so I can have my afternoon free. –K
I had to quit my job because of school. -S