Having spent quite a hefty amount of money during first year (“no ragrets”), it’s finally sunk in that I should probably be getting some kind of part time job during second year to fund my (not so) lavish student lifestyle. It’s also been playing on my mind that I should also really be saving for my year in America in third year, which would suggest that finding a job is probably pretty vital.
However, I’ve been warned that second year American Studies is pretty heavily coursework-based, which I personally like as I’ve never been great at exams, but it also means that I will be spending a lot of time reading and essay writing, making fitting in a part time job quite tricky. Luckily I’ve managed to bag a month of night-shift at my local supermarket this August which pays really well even if it means sacrificing my social life for four weeks, cry.
But even so, I need to look for a job back in Leicester that fits around study, society work, gyming and my social life, so it’s not like I’m asking for much really… I’m tempted to apply for a Student Ambassador role with the University which would provide excellent experience for my CV as well as fitting around my other commitments and would provide me with a decent amount of money.
It’s dawned on while writing this post that it’s not only a job I need to find, it’s a balance too. If first year has taught me anything it’s that I really don’t have the best time management skills, but perhaps having a job will force me into managing and balancing my responsibilities as well as enabling me to save some dollar.
Fingers crossed I’ll pull through on the job hunt, I’ll keep you posted on my progress…