(Closed) What's too much work during grad school?

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

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Birdiebaby4:  Also, I just wanted to point out that I know the feeling of just wanting to be done with grad school when all your friends and everyone you know that’s your age is out working and earning an income and you’re still in school accumulating debt.  Trust me, I know.  And it sucks.  But it passes once you graduate.  Know that once you’re done and land the job you’ve been working toward, that feeling does pass.  However, if it is an option for you,  and you feel strongly about wanting to earn an income now, you could apply for psych positions at local schools or daycare centers or after-school centers to pick up some hours that could be kinda related to your field and could turn into a full time gig upon graduation, and reduce your courseload accordingly to balance it.  Don’t know if that option is available or pertains to whatever concentration you’re going for, but just a suggestion.

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wouldn’t do full time…it might be manageable now, but as you start doing practicum and internship, as well as extra hours for lab classes and such, it gets harder to maintain the full time job.  I just finished my masters in counseling (it was a night program too), and it became way less of a nights only thing once we started doing all of the hands on counseling hours.  So if you can, just do half time.  Or find a job that will understand that in a year or so, you will need to cut back your hours significantly. It will be way easier to maintain in the long run.  Good luck with your program! 

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