FIRST INTEREST GROUPS (FIGs)?

<p>I know how important it is to make friends and network in college. Joining a FIG (group that has a few same classes together) may help with that. But if I join, my work schedule will be nonexistent because joining a FIG will set me into class schedules from morning to afternoon. My parents don't have enough money to support me so I must work to contribute my share. </p>

<p>My question is: should I register for a FIG? Work/money or friends/networking? Is it that hard to make friends in college? How should I look at this situation?</p>

<p>The college is FIU, btw.</p>