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JingYing Tan

Asked on 28 Oct 2019

Is full-time studies better or should I consider part-time studies and part-time work?

Which one is better? I'm currently an NSF, going to ORD in 7-8 months.

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How about part-time studies and full-time work?

I did that while in NS. Book out, go to school. ORD-ed and graduated at the same time.

If you can manage your time well and willing to stretch yourself, this would be a great option.

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JingYing Tan
JingYing Tan

29 Oct 2019

Thank you ! Never thought to look at it that way. Someone said it’s better to finish studying then start work due to opportunity cost.. Isit possible to share your journey when you’re doing PT studies/FT work?

Hi Anon,

I believe this would boil down to which is your priority. For me, I choose full-time study @ SIM & full-time work (my work allows me the flexibility for me to manage my own schedule.

I have friends who work full time & study part-time. This allows you to be able to support your studies, and at the same time, network & mingle with other working adults. However, it might be quite taxing on your health as part-time classes are usually 7 pm-10 pm and possibly even on Saturdays.

Another group of friends study full time & work part-time. If you go to a private uni, your classes are probably only 2-3 days a week (if you cramp it, 8-3 or 12-6 pm) then the rest of the days, it’s free for u to work. A downside might be missing out on potential group project meetings/ bondings etc.

Hope this helps! Cheers

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JingYing Tan
JingYing Tan

29 Oct 2019

Thanks!
Terence Tan - Financial Services Consultant At Manulife Financial Advisors
Terence Tan - Financial Services Consultant At Manulife Financial Advisors

30 Oct 2019

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Alphonsus
Alphonsus
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 21 Nov 2019

If your financial situation is not that tight, it’s better to do full time studies do that you can focus fully on it.

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Michelle Ho
Michelle Ho
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 19 Nov 2019

Got a friend who did banquet waiter. Full time study 3/4 times a week night work. As banquet, the friend is able to choose when to work and not to work. In the end, pay off the degree before guaduation.

Personally did full time work and part time studies. It can be tiring and have to manage time well. But it worth me for me cos my work and studies are related.

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Royalchem
Royalchem
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 03 Nov 2019

Full-time studies give you more “student life”. Especially if you stay in the hall and etc. I know people would say those stuff are useless but I feel that it would be part of meeting a diverse group of people.

Chances with part-time are that you would simply go class and go home

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Full studies is more relaxed, more enjoyable, able to enjoy your young adulthood.

Part-time studies with part-time work (or full-time work) is more tiring, more stressful, a higher chance of not scoring well in your grades, higher chance of not having a social life, not much leisure, not much rest.

But it's doable, and you get to have a slight lead over others.

You will be very happy after everything is completed successfully. But it's gonna be a tiring 3-4 yrs of study w work

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