(Closed) What should I do?? Work in my field for a year or go right for my bachelors

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 2
415 posts
Helper bee

I think the answer depends on your financial situation. 

I think if you can afford it, then ideally you should go straight for your bachelor’s.

Personally I would not consider delaying my degree (to work in field for a year) unless there were a financial reason. 


Post # 3
9464 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

anyway you can swin both, a bachelor’s and a part time job?  otherwise, i would say focus on school first.

Post # 4
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Go for your bachelors first if possible. I think it would be difficult to go from working to being a full time student, or at least for me it would have been. Also, a lot of times you change your major/career plans while in college. Like I started in marketing, then switched to global studies and wanted to work for an NGO. Now I work in logistics (ie importing etc) for a big apparel company so totally different than what I thought I’d be doing when I started undergrad

Post # 5
1306 posts
Bumble bee

Bachelor’s and PT job.  Who knows, maybe you could find someone to pay for the bachelors!

I wouldn’t delay though.  I would apply for school and find that part time job.

Post # 6
2019 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

If you have the drive and motivation, PT job and bachelors. If there is a PT job in the field you want to get into, even better! Maybe they’ll pick you up full time later. I did full time work and full time work and my job paid for my education but it was no joke getting through it. Best of luck!

Post # 7
7509 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Go start working. Lots of companies do a tuition reimbursement benefit where they’ll pay part of the cost for your degree. You usually have to do your classes on your own time (nights and weekends if you’re working 9-5) and make certain grades (usually a B or higher).

Post # 8
346 posts
Helper bee

Definitely school (if you can afford it). Many companies won’t hire without at least a bachelors degree, but are willing to offer tuition reimbursement for a post grad degree. Work part time and build up your resume!

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