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Is there time for a job?

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As a full time student, is there ever time for a job between academics and socializing?

How many hours a week constitutes your workload?
(An example of full-time student's schedule for a week would be nice.)
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Well, I just recently quit my job but I can still give you a good estimate.

During the school, between balancing summer school 5 days a week, I worked for 35-45 hours a week.

Once school started, I started off working around 20.. but a few months in, took away one shift, so around 15 hours a week, give or take 1-2 hours.
Along with school, I also have other commitments, such as clubs and community organizations.

If you're not too caught up in your academics and can give up time on the weekends, it's not a bad idea to get a job.
But if you have absolutely no ECs, you would be better off getting involved over getting a job, unless you REALLY need the money.
Universities are more concerned about your extracurricular involvement. Paid work means nothing to them.
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Use the search function. This has already been discussed at length before.

Yes, you can work a job no problem while being in school. I worked 40 hours a week with one job, 10-20 with another, and went to school full time. Not hard.
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@ARMY101 wrote
Use the search function. This has already been discussed at length before.

Yes, you can work a job no problem while being in school. I worked 40 hours a week with one job, 10-20 with another, and went to school full time. Not hard.



What was your average?
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@Stranger wrote

@ARMY101 wrote
Use the search function. This has already been discussed at length before.

Yes, you can work a job no problem while being in school. I worked 40 hours a week with one job, 10-20 with another, and went to school full time. Not hard.



What was your average?



In high school 90; in university A.
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Nope, no lies. That's what I do.

And yes, some med. school graduates have worked at McDonald's.
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I understand that balancing work and being a full-time student is do-able, but where am I fitting the ECs D; I need the money from the job, but at the same time I know that ECs are really important
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@IreneFiasco wrote
I understand that balancing work and being a full-time student is do-able, but where am I fitting the ECs D; I need the money from the job, but at the same time I know that ECs are really important


What do you need EC's for?

P.S. During that schedule in high school, I was also able to do about 600 hours worth of volunteer work.
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I'm in the law program at one of Canada's most prestigious universities, taking excellent courses led by industry-leading professionals, and holding an A average through it all.
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easyyy its still carleton
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And your point? I also received acceptances to attend Queen's, Western, Ottawa, and Laurier. If anything, Carleton's professors would mark harder just to combat your false thought that it's an "easy" university.
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Thank you.

P.S. You've spelled EASY wrong 3 times now. It's E - A - S - Y.
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A photo of MelRadford MelRadford
Lol. Do I have to prove I can spell E-A-S-Y? Easy!

Seriously though, why are EC so important to a University? How many are we supposed to do, and does it matter what kind?

I am worried about fitting in work with a full course load. It's a lot!
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A photo of emilyharrod emilyharrod
there is more than enough time for a part-time job!
it is always good to gain some independence financially before starting university or college life
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sorry for being a hater and disrupting this conversation my apologies
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It is important to put your school priorities before your job. I work a part time job, and I always make sure I have certain nights off so I am able to study.
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one of my teachers said not to get a job in the FIRST YEAR
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if your gunna get a job then work during the weekends...i dont have a job but my mom said that was a great thing to do!
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I work about 12-15 hours (give or take a few) every week, and am a full-time student. I dont find balancing work and school too hard, and I still have a social life! I definitely don't reccomend getting a job in first year though, you'll definitely want to feel out how you study and if you'll even have time for a job! since not all places are leniant with student schedules!

good luck :)
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A photo of anhongle anhongle
I'm still in my last year of high school and balancing school, work, and my social life isn't all that hard. I work a retail job so on average, I get around 2-4 4 hour shifts a week, which gives me enough time to do almost anything :)
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