Student jobs, yes, but in small doses

In order not to affect academic success, a student job must not exceed 12 to 15 hours per week, be done during the standard hours of the work day but without encroaching on the courses.
The government is stepping up the devices to promote student work. Since 1 January, students earning more than 890 euros per month – for three months – are indeed eligible for the new “activity bonus”. And the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education has clearly announced that the plan to open university libraries in the evening, on Saturday morning and during the revisions period, starting in September 2016, will “rest principal on the use of student contractors “.
Today, about one student in two works – 45% according to the latest survey of the Observatory of student life published in 2013 – including scholars. But working to finance one’s studies does not always mean success. “The question arises particularly in general licenses, where, in order not to be penalizing, the work must remain small dose and compatible with the follow-up courses, explains Yannick L’Horty, professor of economics at the University Paris- East Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM) and professional integration specialist.

“To put it in perspective, a good student job has the opposite characteristics of a good non-student job: it must offer few hours of work, be casual, flexible and temporary,” explains Mr. L’Horty. The least present at the lectures are those who drop out, “he warns. Philippine Ader, former sales advisor in a chain of stores and law student in Poitiers, made the difficult experience. She worked about ten hours on Wednesdays and Fridays afternoons, but sometimes she was asked to work up to thirty-five hours. “Even if it became very disabling, it was difficult to refuse because, when we find a job, we would like to keep it …”

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To draw the robot portrait of a “good job”, Mr. L’Horty was the architect of a flagship project called “Improving the Quality of Jobs Employed by Students”. Nearly 500 undergraduate students in science, literature, law and economics from the University of Maine participated, from September 2010 to the end of 2012. The skills learned by students have been identified, potential employers in the region were solicited to bring out new quality job opportunities, and the students were accompanied in the drafting of resumes and cover letters. Their results were observed.

“At the end of this experiment, we concluded that the weekly duration of a” good job “should not be too long, even if it depends a little on the students. In fact, the maximum limit not to exceed is between twelve and fifteen hours but it is generally recommended not to go beyond thirteen hours to thirteen thirty, “said Loïc du Parquet, senior lecturer in economics at the University of Paris. University of Maine and project leader on the Sarthe campus. The idea being that a student job should be limited to an income supplement. Another lesson of this study: when a student accesses quality job offers “he succeeds in his studies in the same way as the one who does not work,” says M. du Parquet.

Zoe Raluy, a second-year law student at the University of Bordeaux, who works as a saleswoman fifteen hours a week in a luxury brand, is quite satisfied. “Even if it’s quite tiring, I’m lucky because the university is quite understanding so that I can reconcile this work with my schedule, the team understands my constraints. ”

At Le Mans, Mr. du Parquet also cites as examples of “good jobs” those of events, such as his university offers at sporting events, open days, or jobs teaching assistants offered by the academic inspection. Mr. L’Horty also recommends giving private lessons, the hourly wage is rather high and schedules are more flexible. On the other hand, it is better to forbid the offers of the large distribution or fast-foods, which propose hours badly distributed. As well as night jobs where one combines fatigue and disorganization of one’s daily life.

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What is the most difficult part of student’s being?

Today we would like to talk what is the most difficult part of student’s being?

What is hard to the student?

Sometimes we do not pay much attention to the student’s worries and what makes him struggle.

It seems like an adventure to be a student, to have fun and to pass all exams with ease.

but in reality, students face many problems on the way to the diploma.

You ask what problems? We answer – lots.

We may list top students problems for the past few years mentioned by many top universities worldwide.

Based on IPFW University list there exist more than 10 common problems every student have faced once in his life.

  • Feeling or disorganization overwhelmed
  • Staying healthy and eating right
  • Failing in money management
  • Failing to communicate
  • Homesickness
  • Problem with the second half (beloved)
  • Not studying or reading enough (As a result poor grades)
  • Lack of sleep
  • Skipping classes and studies
  • Wasting time and procrastinating

and so on.

This is what students of IPFW write mostly. But besides their private problems, students face many struggles in the University they study in.

Many tutors admit, that undergraduates who have a lack of the support from other students may have more chance to get the lower mark and pass the study’s works and exams with much harder than others.

Why students problems can influence the student’s life?

The young man reacting to the outside world much more sharply than an adult. He feels everything hundred times brighter and sharper. And he needs a special attitude to him. Not getting required attention may influence not only on the grades in college or any other studying home but on his life as well. He will get less understanding from his parents, friends, and surrounders.

To avoid any trouble in the future always be on students side, even if he is not always right.

But going back to the problems in studying. We just mentioned all the difficulties the undergraduate can face in his life. Now go back to the students and universities life.

There is the list, what is the most difficult to do for the student in the walls of the educational house.

  • Get good marks
  • Write any kind of essay
  • Pass exams
  • Find common talk with tutor
  • Find a good team to work together
  • Understand the program
  • Do the research

Going back to the list, that every point has many levels, for example in the essay the hardest thing is to write the essay about compare and contrast between objects. briefly describes how hard sometimes can be to find all pluses and minuses of the objects and persons you know nothing about. From one side it seems clear to you and you think you can easily write about, from another side you find more and more different information about and feel lost.

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Another problem can be the tutor. The most difficult thing for the undergraduate is to find the common talk and points to have a talk and studying about.  Both teams have their own sight on the situations and not always they can solve each other.

Who wins? This is a good question

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How to write a short story for the students?

Walking around the internet we found a great illustrated tutorial on “how to write a short story for the students”

It is made by the tutors of Queensland University and describes all aspects of essay writing in a funny and understandable way.

What can be more attractive than watching useful information which will help in the future for students of all University? Definitely nothing.

So we offer to all students of Carolina to keep their eyes on this video and mention all pluses and advice which may useful in the future.

After watching the video do not forget to like it or not, depends on the level of information you got.


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Students Guide: How to successfuly pass exams?

How to pass exams? This is the most common question for undergraduates on the first and second courses of college or university.

pass examsIn the first few years, a student faces many problems with education. How to study properly? How to write thesis and essay? How to pass coursework? All these questions arise because of the lack of information and self-confidence. Undergraduate doesn’t have much information, and it becomes a problem, even if there are no problems at all.

To avoid any trouble with passing exams, the student should know – he can everything.

Self-confidence one of the most important thing in education, as nobody as cool as he thinks he is. If a student believes he can do his best and write a great essay, with lots references and smart quotations, he will do it.

Where to find information to pass exams?

You don’t need to be a genius, to find related to your subject information. Nowadays all you need is Google and Wikipedia.

However, you can’t trust absolutely to the Wikipedia, as it is the source, where anyone can read what he wants and tutors not always can mention the mistakes, so will be better to check the sources and information you provide in your work.

Secondly, you can always ask your friend. How is he going? What he already wrote and planning too. If your friend is a good man, he will share all essay information about his work. Such information will help you to make your own and create some good ideas.

The easiest thing in essay writing, that you can write absolutely everything. Choosing the topic you want you can let your thoughts fly and write as much as you want. To pass exams this is the best idea.

Not far ago our community made an event where young parents and students at the same time, shared as many topics as they had about their life. These stories are a base for great essay topics for any undergraduate thesis.

So the key is not afraid of difficulties and you will definitely pass exams.

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Parenting stories for students of Carolina

This Friday, on Jun 16, we had an event with students and their parents to discuss parenting stories.  Most of the time parents and students discussed the most complicated topic of the evening is the relationships goals between the kids and fathers. Everyone had his own opinion on the situation and the most difficult were is to find the compromise.

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Compromise is an adult thing. When the person is young, he doesn’t to use such a thing. He wants all and now. On another side are parents, who already have an experience in life. Parents know that for some reason you need to find the compromise to get what you want.  But we can not blame young gentlemen and ladies in such thing. Everyone should pass this lake by his own and everyone did.

What were the most difficult for the students to admit

  • Parents know something about the world
  • Parents still love their kids and it matters a lot
  • Fathers will do a lot for the kids

What were the most difficult for the fathers to understand

  • Kids can have their own opinion
  • Students shouldn’t always do what fathers say
  • Young men are individual personality

Everyone wanted to proof such bullet points and explain why this is very important to count.

Fathers had very interesting stories about their children and what they did funny when they were little and couldn’t understand a lot.

From another side, students shared their information what they remember from the childhood, all their good, and bad memories. All of them are important.

All in all, it all ended good. Both sides promised to understand better their family and try harder to make all joints of familty happier and love stronger each other. This is a good result, showed that such events are important for all parts of society – from university to the family.

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Carolina University’s Students Win Top Education Award 2017

Today we are going to discuss a great new for Carolina’s university students -The Essay Award.

First of all, we want to congratulate students, their name is Jessica Universe, Tomas Parker, and Isabel Willson. This three students won a great and very valued essay award in three spheres of education. In the writing, in the thesis composing and literature knowledge of the middle-age. Based on the tutor’s advice and the main line of South Caroline universities ( education and studies programs these students were able to achieve great results in the competition of the year. Such competition is a gift for talented students with a chance to write a great essay and shows to their worlds their hidden talents in writing and analyzing the literature of any age and writers. If we are going back to the students, we can admit that Jessica Universe made a great writing project about the Shakespeare literature, showing all aspects of heroes written in 13 books of England gold age.

Going to Tomas Parker we can admit that there is no better work about Jurassic Park and ancients analyzing the history knowledge and the movements of the first people from Antarctic to the Europe continent.

Isabel Wilson in her work described the situation among the South and East America with detailed information about wars, contracts, and presidents. Such detailed information help to write an essay for students on the topics of history and the history of America.

Why are Essay Awards important for students?

We shouldn’t neglect that the work of students is a hard work, and not everyone could repeat it in such great and talented way, that’s why awards help students to win themselves, to proof themselves that they are special and could overstep themselves in the way of the bright feature and latest good job. So it is important to check yourself, how far can you go in the writing and how many steps you can go further in education and we will follow your results


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