College Is The Time When You Started Essay

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Working in College

College is the time when you began to taste freedom and have fun at your own expense while also learning life lessons to prepare you for adulthood. I found out that “nearly 40% of undergraduates work at least 30 hours a week while taking out student loans to help pay for college” (Marksjarvis). For me, that preparation of adulthood began first semester of my freshman year. It was late July 2016 when my mom lost her job as a tax analyst at Newpark Resources. Just as I’m about to began my first semester at Houston Baptist University. My mom struggling to find a job in August it was then brought to my attention that I would need to get a job to help pay for my college tuition. My dad found me a job at a Buc-ee’s. As the first semester began I found it hard to juggle my time management and a social life due to me working as much as possible while attending classes. While on the other hand, working in college is giving me professional skills to allow me to get a job in my degree quicker than usual. Time management is key a factor in college and working finding that right balance for both is hard and stressful due to the fact that you have due dates to meet while also making the money necessary to pay for college. Take for instance if you have bad time management skills and tend to procrastinate you are gonna struggle getting your work in on time due to the fact of you working at the same time. While on the other hand you can benefit more by having good…

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