In Bulgaria many young people have jobs while pursuing their academic studies.
Do you think this is a good idea?
I believe it’s a well-known fact that most young people in Bulgaria have jobs while pursuing their academic studies. Due to the low standards of life they have to earn their own money to be able to study. And when you are up against the wall that can’t be a good thing.
However, studying and working at the sаme time is not such a bad idea – it has its good and its bad sides.
On one side it requires a great amount of time and efforts to have job while studying.
Such kind of young people often struggle to go on with their studies. Sometimes they don’t have enough time to attend their classes or they are so tired they can’t force themselves to go. But even when they are in class they are often unprepared because they don’t have enough time to study.
Yet, there are some lucky ones who manage to do both pretty well. I believe that happens most often when the job compliments the studies and the student can put theory into practice. Unfortunately, this is not a common thing.
On the other side being able to combine studying and working, gives young people a sense of discipline and order and they become more responsible, reliable and independent. These are personal and professional skills that will be valued for the rest of their lives.
In other words I believe having a job while pursuing your academic studies is a great thing as long as it gives you professional training and real lifetime experience.
This exactly was the attitude I had went I started my job as a trainee in an accountant company couple of years ago. And I can ensure you that this job gave me a great boost both in my professional and my educational experience. And it’s not only me. My best friend did exact same thing for 5 years – the whole period of his education. Now both of us are much more confident and well prepared than most of our colleagues.
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