Many people return to school to get their undergraduate or graduate degree while they are working at a part-time or full-time job. It can be a challenge to successfully finish school and still hold down a job while keeping up with the other responsibilities in your life. Here are some tips to help you attend school while you are working:
A daily planner can be your best friend if you are attending school and working. Write down all of your work and school assignments as soon as you know when they are due to avoid missing anything. Create a space where you can focus on schoolwork, and keep all of your things for work and your things for school in a specified place.
Make a Schedule
Creating a schedule can make using a planner even more effective. If you know when everything is due, you can plan study time, work time, family time, and personal time without letting anything slide.
Take Night or Online Courses
You probably work your job during the day, so you may need to take evening or night classes to complete your degree. You may also want to consider online classes for extra flexibility. Some universities even offer Saturday classes, so you can spend your week working and your weekend studying and advancing your education.
Review your responsibilities to see if there are any that can be delegated to someone else while you attend class. Some tasks at work may be perfect for an intern or another employee, and you may be able to enlist help from a family member to allow you to focus on school while you are at home. Ask your spouse or partner to take over a few of your chores, and remind him or her of the payoff you’ll both enjoy when you finish school.
If you are interested in attending school in San Antonio, call Wayland Baptist University at (210) 782-9665 for information on our undergraduate and graduate degrees. With our flexible options, we make it possible for you to attend school while working.