(Closed) Undergrad bees, do you work?

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Could you look for a job that allows you to work full time during the summers, then part time during the year?

I work as close to full time as possible year round…..Fiance and I live debt free so we have to work a lot in order to be able to live comfortably.  Sometimes it’s frustrating, but we cut where we have to in order to do it!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t know…I worked 30 hours a week and took a full time course load at school. It was never a problem, personally. I did only take classes M/W OR T/Th, though, so I worked 4 days and then had school 2. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am in class usually everyday from 8am to 4:30. This fall I will have a late night class 2 nights a week. So I work a part-time job on weekends as a cashier. Then I work on campus at a preschool ( I am an early childhood major) during my breaks. I would recommend looking at something on campus. They try to fit in as many hours as you want in the slots that you have breaks. I also volunteer and have field experience which is required for my school so that is why I have such long days! But it can work. I would say go to your student services and they should know about some on campus jobs if you are interested.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m trying to go back to school this fall but i also need a job so i don’t know what to do…urgh

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I tried it my first 2 weeks of undergrad and I could not do it. However, starting this year (my junior year) I will be doing work study, but that is restricted on hours. Could you apply for work study? They have to pay at least min. wage and it’s usually easy jobs on campus.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not in school anymore, but I was doing my undergrad, I didnt really work. I picked up 10-15 hours of a computer lab job (basically just getting paid to do homework).  My husband worked 30-40 hours a week the entire time he was in school full time, graduated with honors, and still manged to find of time to party.  We’re both engineering majors, so it’s definitely doable.  I think you just really have to have great time management and be driven to do it… which obviously I wasnt.  But I also didnt need to since my parents helped pay for my schooling.  He needed to cause he was on his own and didnt want to rack up credit card debt.  I think you can make it work if you are commited to it.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2005

While I don’t go to school full time, I do work.  I take 12 hours each semester, usually MWF, and I work full time 40 hrs/week.  Plus, I am already married with 2 children.  It is doable!!  You just need to budget your time well.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I go to school full-time, but only go two days a week [like this semester was M/W], then I work part-time in retail on the other 3-5 days.  It works well for me, but it does take organization & dedication.  If you don’t need the extra $$, I would focus strictly on school.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I went to school full-time (just graduated in April), and through all four years I worked about 20-ish hours per week at my P/T job, and worked F/T during the summers. I managed to pay for four years of school by myself (no outside help besides some scholarships), and graduated with zero dollars in debt & several thousand to put towards a downpayment on a condo & my wedding.

I had no free time for four years, but it was worth it.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I did work while doing my undergrad. I had a lab job and worked 20-25 hours per week while taking a full course load. I was able to do that while doing well in school. But, it definitely took some good time management skills on my part. So, I definitely recommend doing it – BUT, gradually increase your hours so that you’re comfortable working AND studying AND finding time to relax.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@Omgbunnies:  Really? That’s odd, I’m a commuter as well. It may be your school’s policy but I’ve never heard of that, I didn’t know they could put restrictions on federal aid.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I work 40 hours a week and go to school full time. I take between 12 and 18 credits. It’s tough but the bills need to get paid somehow. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I worked through my first three years of undergrad.  However, I am going into my senior year and will not be working due to a full-time internship plus classes.  (I am a Middle School Education major)

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