Make sure you can handle it If you are struggling academically or with time management, then working part time during college is probably not for you. Wait until you’re out of school or only work on breaks/vacations. Plan your class schedule wisely If you know you are going to work part time while in college, try to plan your class schedule around having a part time job. Weekends and seasonal Weekends and seasonal times are always a great time for working, if you don’t mind losing the free time. Work in your field This may seem like a challenge for college students, but get creative with it! I don’t mean that if you are studying pre-law to go apply to a law firm. Know how to limit yourself It can be so exhausting to balance work and school. If you ever slack behind in your classes or if you just feel yourself losing your sanity, it might be time to reevaluation. Have you been working part-time while in school? Let me hear from you!