Asked 3w ago
Which one is better? I'm currently an NSF, going to ORD in 7-8 months.
Top Contributor (Oct)
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.
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
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
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