Working full time and going to school full time?

@maezee (40973)
United States
January 25, 2012 8:06am CST
i wonder if anyone here has any experience juggling work and school - by working full time AND going to school full time? I have an alright full time job right now but it's definitely not what I want to do for the rest of my life...That's why I'm going to try to sign up for some summer classes I think. I'm going to see if I can do the majority of them online or weekend classes... I'm just wondering if anyone out here has had experience juggling a full-time job and full-time school? I'm concerned that it may be a little too hard... Or is it just an adjustment, to get used to?
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@bounce58 (17449)
• Canada
27 Jan 12
I've never had to do that. But a few years ago I had a full time job, another part time job, and I was going to school at nights. It was just a couple of semester, but it was really hard. Add to it was my son who was just 3 or 4 years old that time. Something had to give, and unfortunately it was school.
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@cttolledo (5036)
• Philippines
26 Jan 12
I am currently studying and working at the same time..its kinda hard but i have one secret to that " Time Management " I am working from Monday to Friday and going to school after office.
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@eunife (165)
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
i've done it. i even got two jobs while studying. a little hard at first but you'll get used to it. it will be a hectic schedule but make sure that you eat well and sleep well. good luck and keep it up!
@sjvg1976 (18255)
• Delhi, India
25 Jan 12
Hello maezee, I never had the two together.I completed my school and college first then i started doing job.I know its not easy to go to school and do a full time offline job.I think you must find an easier way out.
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
I was able to do it. I had a full time job and I took the maximum number of units allowed to finish graduate studies. I gave myself a deadline and nailed it with a smile. Thank you to my supportive family and friends who were being more patient during those times to understand my frequent mood swings especially when I was working on my thesis. It called for good time management and an unwavering focus. It is absolutely possible. I was doing it for eight years (master's to doctor's) and am always grateful that I did. Go for it! Nothing is difficult to a mind determined to grant dreams their share of reality. For you to post this question is already a sign that you are going to take that first step soon. Do not let doubts make you hesitate.
• United States
27 Jan 12
I worked two part time jobs on campus when I was in college, totaling between 25-30 hours a week between the two and I don't know how I could have balanced much more. I will find out this fall if I get accepted to the graduate program I've applied because there's no way I will be able to get along without a full time job... especially considering the cost of the program I'm going into.