Student Voices: Working Student Ashley Paskill

Ashley Paskill

Temple University, 2017

What year are you at Temple?

I’m a senior. I’ll be graduating in December.

What’s your major and what are your plans after graduation?

I’m majoring in Journalism. After graduation, I want to move to New York and write for a magazine. I’m hoping to cover topics like music.

Why do you work while in college?

I work mostly to support myself financially. I work several part time jobs to help me cover costs. I also think that it helps me with time management. I’ve learned to watch my schedule and get multiple things done at the same time.

What’s the hardest part about being a working student?

I think the hardest part is trying to juggle everything that I have to do and also find time to do the things I want to do. I use a planner to map out my days. It helps to be able to physically see what I have to get done.

I think it can also be overwhelming trying to work and go to school at the same time. I try and take breaks when I need to so I don’t get overwhelmed.

What skills have you picked up as a working student?

Definitely time management. I’ve learned to find a way to fit in all of the tasks that i need to get done. I’ve also learned how to be more focused to make sure I am completing everything.

What tips would you give working students?

Use a calendar, whether it’s a paper planner or an app on your phone. Make a list and cross tasks off when you finished them.

Also, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Find a way to manage your stress and be able to relax. Be sure to spend time with your friends and family. Allow yourself time to just sit and relax.

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1 Response

  1. Jeremy says:

    Hope she gets rewarded for her hard work in the months ahead … love this series!

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