One of the hard parts about being at the University of St Thomas is that I am a transfer student living off campus, who also has a serving job and 15 hours of ballet every week. It has been struggle to have a social life (and to meet new people), while having a job and studying. I'm really hoping that it starts to quite down a lot and that I am able to find a better balance.
The social life is so completely different than the small community college I transferred from. Keep in mind, UST is an expensive private college (thanks scholarships!!). I've found that it's a lot more challenging to find peers that aren't super stuck up, which sounds bad, but is so true! There is also a bigger pressure to be perfect because everyone at UST is…perfect grades, enough money, and perfect clothes all the time.
Do you think it's a good idea to have a job during college? Or do you think it's better to fully immerse yourself in the social life and academics? Let me know in the comments! Even a simple yes or no will do just let me know what's buzzing around in your head!