WORKING SMARTLY TO ASSIST OUR EXCELLENCE IN ALL AREAS: THE MINUTE DETAILS

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In order to do exceptionally well and stand out among our classmates and colleagues in such a profession, coupling work and study together is not at all a simple challenge. I, for one, coupled both together in order to survive and as well as pay my tuition fees.

Combining work and study requires a person with the ability to work smart. Working smart doesn't mean you'll be unsure of how you handle each one; rather, it means you'll be able to multitask, manage your time, stay committed, and ultimately remain relevant in both as you work towards making the rest of your life the best of your existence.

When I was an undergraduate, I used to serve as both a caterer and a waiter at various ceremonies and events that took place around my institution and the surrounding area. When this wasn't sufficient to cover all of my expenses, I decided to join forces with other established caterers nearby, and through that connection we were able to secure jobs that allowed us to travel to various states across the country.

Traveling outside of the school environment while in school is a surefire way to fail, as most lecturers track attendance during each class and may even hold impromptu tests that are crucial to our academic performance. However, one of the things that helped me get through all of this is listed below.

WORKING SMART

  • Ability to multitask: Being able to multitask is one of the key requirements for working smart because it gives you the chance to excel in both fields you combine them with. For instance, when I worked in catering, I always made sure to bring my schoolbooks with me when I traveled.
    By doing this, whenever I have free time at work after cooking and doing the dishes, I attempt to read and make sure I absorb new information from what we've been taught in school.
  • Inform your school authorities about your schedule: Like I said earlier, lecturers can decide to fix impromptu test and usually take attendance during each lecture, but one of the things that helped me was that I try to speak with my department HOD and other people in my institution, and them knowing that I'm the one sponsoring my academic make the speak with the lectures to be fair with me should in case I miss the test or don't attend most lectures, and with that in place I get to do my test each time I'm chance and around the school.
  • Make serious friends: Since I usually miss lectures, certainly no lecturer will lecture me specially, but having serious and academically sounds friends aid my growth and success academically, because he usually attend lectures, so I can easily borrow their note to write the ones I've missed, and I can as well ask for concerts explaination for anyone I didn't understand from them.
  • Identify your weaknesses and strengths: In other to excel in both field, it's important to understand our weaknesses and strengths, and these really helped me alot academically, For example most of my friends usually sleep and wake-up in the midnight to read during exam period, but on several occasions that I joined them I doing such, I realize I couldn't assimilate much, so I studied my nature and realize I tend to assimilate more whenever I read before sleeping, but waking up to read usually render my efforts and time useless.

These and many more I believe will aid those we plan on walking on the same path of coupling studies with work, and I can boldly say this because it was worked perfectly well for me, and it's my prayer that we'll all excel in all our endeavours.

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This article was inspired by the hive learners community feature topic that talks about combining study and work together and how to excel while doing both, you can read @kronias post to understand and get details related to the topic.

Thanks for checking out my blog post, have a blessed and refreshing weekend ahead.



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Man must survive though it's not easy to strike the balance between business and school.

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You have hit the nail! working and studying is not an easy task, many fail in the attempt. I can assert that not all those who work and study achieve the desired academic goal --> graduation.

The work takes away valuable time, assistance, etc., in addition to the malice of many teachers where they do not give the student a break.

In your post you give some good tips to get ahead with that.

Cheers!

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That's absolutely true, many failed while attempting that truly, but it's my prayer that for everyone will henforth, they should experience success in all areas.

Thanks so much for your kind words, acknowledgement and sharing your opinion, I wish you all the best.

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It was such a difficult task to combine studies with work. You really managed your time well. Thanks very much for your contribution.

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Omo you really tried in school, studying and working at the same time in order to pay your tuition fee.

Like you said earlier that you informed the head of your department concerning your job and how you struggled to pay up your fees, luck was really on your side that the HOD was of help because not all has that kind of heart. Some might even tell you that you were sent to school to learn and as such, you should do that.

It's good that when you find yourself working and studying at the same time, you need someone from your level who's very serious with academy activities so he can help you out.

It's not easy to work and school at the same time but sometimes, situations demands it.

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This is very beautiful. Working smart and knowing how to go about both terms will definitely help one out to achieve the best.

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You have tried like a man. At least I have been reading your post, it is challenging to me and others.

I thank God for you.

Thank you for sharing with us.

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The fact you let your school authorities know the situation you are in is the best idea. Sure,we must let them know we have work aside school,we don’t they will be able to help out.

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Woah. I love these important tips that you've listed.

The ones that I think that is most important for me is the ability to multitask and identifying our own weakness and strengths. As these applies to almost anything in life.

Thank you very much for sharing.

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I really liked the post and your tips so that we can do what we propose, however difficult it may be.
Above all I think that a good organization and being well physically and mentally also helps a lot to achieve what we propose.Thanks for your sharing

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Yes... As long as you know yourself properly, know the kind of things you can do and what you are capable of, then you have the ability to do anything. It is very possible.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

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