Several students usually get one or more jobs while in college. The reasons as to why they get these jobs vary. Some rely on these jobs solely as their sources of finances. They use that income for their upkeep and maintenance in college as well as paying for their college fees. Balancing a college job and academics is in most cases a very challenging undertaking and one needs a lot of discipline to survive the pressure.
Here are sure tips on how to survive. First, figure out how much money you need and why you need it. Certain questions are better addressed without pressure. It is advised that you get a quiet environment to run this analysis. You need to evaluate whether that job is the major source of your finances. Is it the money you use to pay for your tuition or not? Is it just a job you need in order to make cash to spend over the weekend or it is your livelihood? This can help you figure out how many hours you will allocate to it.
Second, always aspire to get that job which is flexible enough. Being a student and an employee at the same time could be very tricky at times. A job that is totally rigid is not the best for a student. This is because when books need you the job may say no and your priorities as a student should all be focused on your academics.
Thirdly, be aware why you really need the job. Is it just the money it brings to the table or it has other benefits? Benefits such as networking, time away from school, experience, etc. Finally, never take a job that requires you to over commit yourself. Ensure your job allows you some personal and books time.