Consider Pros and Cons of Working in College

Some students need to have a job, but it’s smart to restrict the number of hours, research shows.

Some college students find working at a coffee shop to be an ideal job while in school.

Some students find working at a coffee shop to be an ideal college job.

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Working a reasonable amount of hours—and balancing those hours with other college responsibilities—can help a student graduate not just with a diploma but also with the skills needed to enter the workforce after graduation caps have been tossed and the job search begins. "Having a job is amazing and I highly recommend it," advises Bannister, "especially if you're new on campus."

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