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Did You Know? Working Helps

Student worker making calls at Phonathon
Studies have consistently shown that college students who work 10 to 12 hours a week get better grades.

First-time students, and their parents, may feel it will be too difficult to manage classes, study time, social life and a job while adjusting to college life. While such concerns are valid, a majority of new students find that staying busy forces them to manage their time effectively. Studies have shown that students who work do even better academically than students who do not work.
  • Working contributes to better time management
  • Students learn new and potentially marketable skills
  • Working helps develop a career history
  • Students learn valuable life lessons and earn practical work experience
  • A student's supervisor can serve as a valuable reference for later employment, graduate or scholarship application
"There is a danger to overworking. Studies show that students who punch in for more than 15 hours a week during the school year are more likely to drop out," says U.S. News and World Report (2006).

Students interested in working off campus had the opportunity to connect with local businesses in the area looking to hire part-time employees. The MVNU Local Business Job Fair was held on Wednesday, Sept.10.

If you are interested in learing more about off-campus opprotunities, contact Elaine Blair at (740) 397-9000, ext. 4612. For questions about on-campus employment, contact Dixie Kucheravy at ext. 4523.

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