Asked on 28 Oct 2019
Which one is better? I'm currently an NSF, going to ORD in 7-8 months.
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
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.
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