How will I manage a full-time job AND go to school?

Written January 18th, 2010
Categories: Time Management, You Can Do College
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by Carolyn Babcock, Ph.D.

There are only 24 hours in a day. If you get the requisite 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night, work 8 hours, commute, and have family time, you are left with about 6 hours, or less. However, through time management, goal-setting and planning, it IS possible to return to school.

It took me 8 years while working full-time and raising a teen-age daughter, to earn my Associate’s degree. Sometimes I could take two courses in a semester; sometimes I had to withdraw from the only course in which I was enrolled. But, I kept plodding along. It is amazing how much easier it is when you plan your education one semester at a time.

By planning your classes around your work and home life, you can reach the goal of a degree or certification. Community Colleges understand the needs of the Non-Traditional Student (sometimes called “Adult Learner”). Check with your local Community College. The Admissions office and other advising areas will be happy to help you!


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