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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Working Your Way through College

One of the biggest concerns about coming to college that some of you may have is, how you’re going to pay for it. Having a job and trying to juggle homework and a social life at the same time can be very stressful and difficult at times. Getting a job on campus can make this much easier for anyone to handle. There are a plethora of jobs available all over campus in residence halls, dining courts, food marts, academic offices, libraries, etc.

During my sophomore year, I got a job at CPK (Central Production Kitchen) where all the food for on-the-go is made and sealed. The thing I like best about having a job on campus is being able to go to work during long breaks between classes. Working a couple hours here and there adds up to about 10-12 hours a week without having to work nights and weekends, which gives me time to do homework and still have a social life as well. All in all, getting a job to earn some extra money while going to school is possible, just find something that fits in with your class schedule and isn't too demanding.

Until next time,

--- Bridget Gehlhausen

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