Working and Studying Together – Can It Be Done? (Infographic)February 7, 2019
Whether you’re a young student who needs work to cover their tuition fees and expenses or a working adult looking for a career change or promotion, working and studying together is never easy but it is possible.
Why is it challenging?
According to recent research, a whopping 78% of undergraduate students have jobs on the side while a further 25% work full-time on top of their studies. With an increasing number of students choosing to self-fund their studies through part-time jobs, many find themselves under more time pressure than ever before.
Between full schedules, ever-growing workloads and conflicting demands; establishing a good work-school-life balance can be a major challenge. This infographic from Study Medicine Europe looks into the topic of working and studying together and asks if it’s possible to successfully manage the demands of both.
Can it be done?
While it is difficult, combining work and study is not impossible. In order to succeed, you will need to develop skills in multi-tasking, time management and organisation. These skills will be sure to stand to you in the long run and could prove to be very valuable to you throughout your career journey.
This super helpful infographic provides handy advice on how to keep on top of your workload as a working student. It also offers some tips about prioritising tasks, communicating your needs to both your work and your university contacts and how to extract the most value from the experience. This infographic also takes you through some of the challenges you are likely to face as a working student and outlines how these could impact on your academic and/or professional performance.
What do you need to consider?
If you are considering combining work and study, you will need to consider a wide range of factors in order to make an informed decision. If you are a student thinking of getting a job, we recommend that you check out this infographic before making your final decision.
Take a look at the infographic below to find out more about working your way through university.
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