Struggles of Working Through College

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Struggles of working through College

Many times when one wants to accomplish his or her dreams they must sacrifice many things to try and achieve who and where they want to be. Some of us are sacrificing time to be enrolled in college to ease that dream and make it into reality. Student enrolment to further education is constantly increasing due to the economic fallout and the demand of people with a college degree now is more required to land yourself a job that is highly rewarding. The downfall of all this is that enrolling into college means the high cost tuition fees and books. Many, like me, work to pay while they go to school, and sometimes working can have many effects on a student’s performance. In this essay I will highlight the effects of working a full time job, being a full time student, and the increase of students with fulltime jobs

In Today’s economy students are forced to work due to inflation of gas, tuition, and rent. We all need money it’s an essential part of life and sometimes if you don’t have the right education finding a good job can be hard. Instead we usually end up having to work long hours by an employer that only pays minimum wage. “Students are increasingly likely to work while in college. Since 1984, the fraction of college students aged 16 to 24 who also work full- or part-time has increased from 49 to 57 percent.” (Jonathan M. Orszag, August 2009) We can see that more and more students are working full time jobs and I predict that the number will increase due to the economy inflation.

With working a full-time job can also come negative effects. The effects that come with working a full time job and being a full time student are that, working a full time job can take away from school time and could cause people to fall behind in their classes. Another negative effect can be that it takes away from a young adult’s social life when at this age its supposed to be the most exciting time of our life’s; we don’t get to do a...
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