By Melissa Gilbert |Staff Writer|
A lot of CSUSB students have one or two jobs, as well as extracurricular activities. Three busy students took the time to share how they manage their hectic schedules.
Denise Garcia, a pre-nursing freshman said, “School takes up a lot of my time and there so much work too. It’s hard to stay up to date.”
“The best way for me to stay focused with schoolwork is to do my homework the day I get them,” said Garcia.
Prioritizing her homework allows Garcia to have more spare time and it allows her to fully understand the class material. She spends less time studying during midterms.
“The fact that I do not work makes it easier for me,” explained Garcia.
In her senior year of sociology, Tarica Jackson said, “School is my number one priority.”
She does not have a job at the moment. Like Garcia, she feels that this allows her more time to focus on school.
Jackson used to procrastinate a lot. She did not take her school work seriously when she attended community college.
After Jackson transferred to university, she began to take school very seriously. Jackson manages her time wisely with efficient note-taking and active studying with apps like Quizlet.
Michael Dufour, a public relations senior,
has also made school his top priority.
“I’m close to the end of my degree, so my priorities lean more towards school and internships,” said Dufour.
With school as his first priority, Dufour wants to assure himself a good job in his field of study once he gets out of college.
As a result, he much effort in his school work, especially his internship.
“My job is second on my priority list. I work part-time at a bar. I always do my best at work. However, if I have to miss work to do school work, I will,” said Dufour.
Luckily for him, his employer is accommodating of his school hours.
While school is of the utmost importance, students agree that time should be made for their friends and family.
Speaking on this Garcia said, “I try to mix business with pleasure. Sometimes, I will have study dates with friends. In other cases, I will get all my work done before doing activities with my friends.”
Jackson adopts the same method. She does her work before getting together with her friends.
“One of the perks of doing things on time is that I can spend more time with the people close to me,” said Jackson.
Dufour has his friends visit him at work. It is his way of mixing business and pleasure.
Students highly value spending quality time with their loved ones. Their obligations do take precedence, but many look forward to the relaxation with friends and family.
These three students show that completing schoolwork in a timely fashion allows them to be less stressed. Also, it gives them the ability to spend quality time with their friends and family.