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Should i get a part time job during my full time MBA program

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Should i get a part time job during my full time MBA program

Hi - I am starting my full time MBA next month at Schulich and was offered a couple of hours a day consulting opportunity with my current employer. The hourly rates are pretty good. Just wondering if it is a good idea to work part time when pursuing a full time MBA. My current schedule shows all my classes from Mon- Thurs 2.30-5.30 PM so i would probably work from 9-11 AM .
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If it doesn't seem that bad, why not. But I know Rotman 1st year is very busy where I would recommend against it. Find out if Schulich is like that.
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Congratulations on getting into Schulich's MBA. It might be best to focus on your full time program but everyone works differently so try it out the first few weeks and see if you can balance it.
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Focus on crushing it (really, really crushing it) in order to land a top internship and ultimately a top job.
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TodayHello wrote:
Dec 17th, 2017 11:06 pm
Focus on crushing it (really, really crushing it) in order to land a top internship and ultimately a top job.
I would agree with this.
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I know people doing MBA full time who are graduate assistants/invigilators and so on part time, 10 to 15 hours a week at most though pay rates are very good as well especially for GA’s.

Studies are important but a little bit of work can help with money, references, more work experience, meeting new people, better school balance and so on. Schulich MBA is a 2 year program (shorter with a lot of transfer credits) I know.
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Thanks all for your kind inputs, i have decided to give it a shot. I talked to my manager and he is ok with a flexible schedule. I set the expectations that there may be times i will give a very short notice as to when i can work and if i am not available on a particular day. If it doesn't work out in the first 2-3 weeks, we will end it.

I will probably make around $2k before taxes working 8-10 hours a week which would help cover all the expenses while my wife gets her PR and can work.
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guptasulabh7 wrote:
Dec 19th, 2017 4:37 pm
Thanks all for your kind inputs, i have decided to give it a shot. I talked to my manager and he is ok with a flexible schedule. I set the expectations that there may be times i will give a very short notice as to when i can work and if i am not available on a particular day. If it doesn't work out in the first 2-3 weeks, we will end it.

I will probably make around $2k before taxes working 8-10 hours a week which would help cover all the expenses while my wife gets her PR and can work.
Damn brah $50/hr? What do you do?

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