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First year grad student who is also working if you have questions!

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Is your job sort of related to your studies? Would you recommend that? Do you have time to do fun weekly things like sports or clubs? 

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Are you superhuman? 

 

Lol just kidding, but major props to you! I work a few weeks a semester (during the bookstore’s busy season) and I can’t imagine balancing that and school and clinic. 

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Also dying from my workload this quarter. Kudos to you, man!

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I've worked my entire college career and it seriously makes me wonder when all current grad students say they don't work. I'll be starting grad school this fall, and i dont know if i should give it a shot and find a job... Is it really that difficult to handle? What kind of job do you have and how many hours do you typically work? I'm just thinking that I have a car payment to make lol

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I think it depends on the grad program.  My program does not have any 'free' time between 8-6pm -some days I'm done by 3:30 but professors are able to schedule meeting anytime between 8-6pm and your not allowed to say you can't because of work.  Also my program doesn't give the clinic schedule out until a week before classes start.  Jobs on the weekends are fine.  

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12 hours ago, andreadls22 said:

I've worked my entire college career and it seriously makes me wonder when all current grad students say they don't work. I'll be starting grad school this fall, and i dont know if i should give it a shot and find a job... Is it really that difficult to handle? What kind of job do you have and how many hours do you typically work? I'm just thinking that I have a car payment to make lol

I am in the same boat as you! I have been working since I was 15 and I am having a very difficult time imagining not working during grad school while living completely off student loans (yikes).  Josilyn from our Pacific U campus tour did tell me that some of the first grad students bartend or babysit for about 10-15 hours a week.  Plus, at Pacific the first semester is set up that we will have classes Monday-Wednesday, then most Thursdays and Fridays we will have off to study with the exception of a few clinical observations here and there!

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8 hours ago, aelwood14 said:

I am in the same boat as you! I have been working since I was 15 and I am having a very difficult time imagining not working during grad school while living completely off student loans (yikes).  Josilyn from our Pacific U campus tour did tell me that some of the first grad students bartend or babysit for about 10-15 hours a week.  Plus, at Pacific the first semester is set up that we will have classes Monday-Wednesday, then most Thursdays and Fridays we will have off to study with the exception of a few clinical observations here and there!

Yeah exactly! The loans terrify me. Doing the math including tuition and living expenses for two years I’m looking at about 100K and I can’t imagine not working to atleast make a dent in that ? but yes considering we know the schedule for the first semester I think it might be manageable to work, at least on weekends! 

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16 hours ago, andreadls22 said:

Yeah exactly! The loans terrify me. Doing the math including tuition and living expenses for two years I’m looking at about 100K and I can’t imagine not working to atleast make a dent in that ? but yes considering we know the schedule for the first semester I think it might be manageable to work, at least on weekends! 

The student loan amount absolutely terrifies me! But, I keep telling myself that it will be okay and I have been researching loan forgiveness for SLPs and that does seem to ease my nerves a little!

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