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Each year I get either an early experience teacher, a student teacher, or both. They are always from our local Franciscan University. Most of these students are attending this private institution from out of state, and I’m always amazed at how many of them do not have at least part-time jobs. I know the job market is tough, but these kids choose not to work. They take out the full amount in loans after their tuition is adjusted for family income, etc. I’m just amazed at how quickly they sign the dotted line for all of those loans. My student teach from last year graduated with over $80,000 of debt for a teaching degree with a minor in drama! I think that this might be part of the problem. Students are getting easy money access without ever knowing what it’s like to carry that burden, and now that they’re experiencing the debt it is not fun. Just my 2¢.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
The only way not working while being an undergraduate makes sense is if you are studying the hard sciences, engineering or pre-med. Every free minute should be spent studying. Working in this case does lower your grad point average and initial hiring prospects. So the part time job is not worth it in that scenario.

I know this form experience, I studied Electrical Engineering and stopped working for a semester, my life was so much better and my grades went from B's to A's. Alas I could only afford that for 1 semester.

23 posted on 05/07/2013 8:00:12 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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