on 25 July 2016

Pros and Cons of Working While Studying

Post By Neysya Rahma Kurniawati

Students who study abroad has the opportunity to do a part-time job while studying in some countries who giving the international students the chance to do a part time job. This opportunity can helps students in terms of finance and experience. However, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of having a part-time job while studying so you know what you have to deal with in the future.


PROS:


  1. Extra Cash
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Figure 1. Extra cash from working part-time job. Source: seanseahsg.com

This is usually the first reason for students for having part-time job. The extra income can help students for schools or for daily living cost.


  1. Working Experience

The experience from the part-time job can be an added value for the students after graduating from college especially if they have relevant job to their study.


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Figure 2. Manage your time. Source: jobsearchingexpert.com

3. Balance Life

By having a part-time jobs during college, students will have more experience in managing their time between work and everyday life.


  1. Culture

Working part-time provides an opportunity for students to adapt more easily by meeting local people that help them to learn about the local language and culture.


CONS:

  1. Time Constraints

Managing time for work and life can be a burden for students if it is not set up correctly. This could affect their study which is a more important thing to do for them.


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Figure 3. Irrelevant job. Source: cmuniversity.org
  1. Working Irrelevant Job

Not every part-time job can be useful once the students graduate. They need to find a job that is related to their program study so their work experience can be used for their work later. However, finding a suitable part-time job is not an easy thing to do so it makes students work in an unrelated area.


  1. Unbalanced Life

Working a part-time job can help students in managing their time, but it is not an easy job to balancing between work and life. Even though part-time work do ot take as much time as full time job, but a student routine can take most of their time.


If you want to do a part-time job, make sure you can manage your finances and time so that the job will not be a burden and affect your study. (NRK)

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