Most students choose to work part time during university studies. Do you think it’s a good or a bad idea? Give your opinion and support it with an explanation and examples.
It is controversial issue whether taking an after-school work is a curse or a blessing. In this essay, I will discuss both side of this problem and give my personal argument for working part-time.
Many parents and teachers frown upon the idea of students working part-time. Their line of reasoning appears to be that it is bound to distract student’s attention away from their study, and some students even play truant, which may hurt their academic performance. Furthermore, due to lacking life experience, they hard to differentiate the good from the bad and may come under the influence of bad people. This, even worse, drives them to embark on criminal world.
On the other hand, undoubtedly, taking a part-time job poses a source of benefits. Thanks to earning their own money, students may provide partly for their demand, relieving financial burden of their families. Moreover, when involving in competitive work environment, working with sweat and tears and reaching their goals, students can recognize their own values and prove that they are capable people, which enables them to be more confident in themselves. With joining in an after-school work, students might enjoy a chance to apply actively theoretical knowledge into practice. As a result, they are very likely to get deeper insight into what they have learned in classes and books.
From my point of view, regardless of its cons, working part-time should be encouraged. There is a fact that parents and teachers by no means can shelter their children throughout their life from realities of life. Taking part-time jobs with support from parents and the school to keep youngster on right track will bestow upon them a great chance to experience and explore the world around. After that, they may become more mature and ready to struggle with their latter lives.
To conclude, part-time jobs, like other things, have both plus and minus points hidden behind. What is of paramount importance is firm stuff of students as well as joint-effort between parents and the school to assist students whenever they need.