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I'm doing my uni as well as modelling at the same time. Should I drop uni to focus on my career for now?

I'm earning quite a big amount for my modelling, and I'm definitely making way above the average pay grade of a fresh grad. Modelling takes up a lot of my time, and school seems like a waste to be doing something that will not help me in my career anyway

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    • Jeff Yeo
      Jeff Yeo, amateur Social contributor at School of social sharing
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      Answered on 13 Dec 2018

      I believe if you are doing well in modeling go all out and milk it for what it’s worth.

      you can always apply to study later.

      The key point is you need to have an exit strategy . What comes after modeling?

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    • Siti Putri
      Siti Putri
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      Answered on 13 Dec 2018

      I used to model (runaway and prints) too in my late teens till 27. I agree some of the modelling jobs gave me good pay. I actually did it while studying and even while working a full time job. Take leave to do the modelling job or weekends. It all depends on your priority to juggle your schedule.

      I don't know about you, but my last catwalk show was when I was 27. I was the oldest person as majority were in late teens or early twenties. Not trying to be racist but oftentimes I was one of the few Asian models out of 20+ models in a show, as the rest are Caucasian or pan-Asian. This means jobs depends on clients' preference on ethnic background too.

      One also need to be strong psychologically as easy to get influenced by some other models with eating disorders and smoking to lose weight myth.

      These days with social media influencer, it is much harder to get a modelling job unless you have many followers too. Almost everyone can filter photo and be influencer or model.

      What I am saying is jobs like modelling while well paid has a life span. Your life stages changes too supposing as a parent or pregnancy (stretch marks) if you are female. Your education is important as something to fall back on.

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    Gibson Junxun
    Gibson Junxun
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    13 Dec 2018

    I think juggling both could be a possibility given that you’re still in your early twenties, probably sacrificing some social life. Modelling could be a good career but having something to fall back on wouldn‘t hurt

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