How to juggle school and work

One of the most important things to consider when looking for a job is to find one that’ll work around your school schedule.

Before you even start looking, establish your goals and limitations, and tell your potential employer exactly what you’re looking for.

Number of hours


Estimate how many hours a week you spend at school or studying and doing extracurriculars, and setting priorities. If you’re on a sports team, for example, you may not be able to work as many hours as someone who isn’t.

Work schedule

Your work schedule should respect your other commitments. This depends on:

  • The day of the week
  • The time of day
  • Mid-terms and finals
  • Vacation
  • Etc.