Sorry guys about the long break, the workload for uni got very heavy hence the hiatus.
I can’t believe it has been five months since the last post. Time has been flying by the last couple of months. So as you know, I am a student and I also have a part time job, like many students out there. The Guardian did a survey and found that 59% of students have a job during term time. Some may work to spend money on socialising, food, rent or save. However, working doesn’t just have to be about money but it can be about gaining experience in your chosen career path, which will also help employment prospects.
Even though I am studying events management, I currently work in retail, that being said I am trying to find a new job closer to my course. After working in retail for a year, I know it is not for me and that’s ok, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. As I still live at home, money isn’t a priority for me right now but the experience I gain from a job is. In the events industry, “experience is vital” as my Professor says.
I am not going to lie, it is difficult working and studying at the same time as well as spending time with your friends and family. It can be hard to balance everything but I guess you just learn how to handle it. However, it is hard when your friends plan to do something but you have to work or have too much course work to do. But my friends are all considerate of the fact that I work as most of them work as well so it is that much harder trying to find a time that suits us all!
For me studying and working is very important, however, it is also important to give yourself a break. You are not going to be as productive if you feel tired all the time. So save yourself the energy by taking a break when you need it. No one will judge you for taking care of yourself.
“It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” – C.S. Lewis