Who is going to work while at UC?

<p>I'm curious about this . . . Who is planning on working while attending a UC?
How many hours a week do you plan on working?
Is this a change from CC?</p>

<p>I ask because I currently work 50-60 hours per week (and have through the two years of CC) and am going to Cal in the fall. I initially planned on taking time off but now I am getting so stressed about money, et cetera . . . the only problem is I couldn't do the job I have now with less than 36-40 hours per week (and that would be next to impossible some weeks).
So, I'm wondering what everyone else's plans for employment are!</p>

<p>Thanks!!!</p>

<p>Holy F! That many hours?! ;O You're crazy! </p>

<p>I have to work, work-study student here, but due to government regulations, the max I can work per week is 20 hours, and even that is pushing it.</p>

<p>Wow, regardless--good luck to you next year!</p>

<p>Oh, I forgot to answer your other question! Sorry. ;x Yes I do work as a receptionist twenty two hours per week (since school), but it will be my last week this next week--I'll be getting 37 hours this week! Holy F, haha.</p>

<p>I'm in the same boat as you are bro. I'm headed up to Cal in the fall and I've been working full time through CC. My first year I was actually working 70+ hours, this last year I worked something like 50 a week up until pretty recently when I completely shifted gears and started working about 35. I'm thinking when I get up there I'm gonna stick with about the same and see if I can hack it and still squeeze a social life in, if not, subsidized student loans are pretty readily available from what I've seen.</p>

<p>I work retail, and am transferring to a company store at either Century City or Westside Pavilion. No biggie, perhaps just a couple of days a week.</p>

<p>I'd much rather take out enough loans to only have to work about under 10 hrs a week, if that.</p>

<p>I wanna concentrate on school</p>

<p>@evan: what retail company?</p>

<p>i think i'm going to take a break from working for a while. I have had a job all the time ever since i was 14, and before that, i worked at my dad's ice cream company for 2 years (cleaning and stuff), so i definitely need a break to see how it feels to not work. i know i will end up finding a job sooner or later, probably early 2011. too bad NASA doesn't have any headquarters in SoCal, cuz then i might be able to transfer haha, nd i just quit my weekend job at best buy. all i have left after july is my npo. what a relief.</p>

<p>i work at In-N-Out burger, i plan on transferring to the one in westwood when(if) i attend UCLA, or i may just commute to the one i currently work at, that way i have priority getting a parking pass.</p>

<p>i'm kind of hesitant to transfer to the one in westwood though because that specific In-N-Out has one of the highest complain yield rates in the company due to you customers & ucla students complaining for the stupidest reasons</p>

<p>I work for the A+F company.</p>

<p>Hmm 20 hours a week sounds ideal for me</p>

<p>i work at b of a.. so i plan on applying at the student credit union at ackerman or transfer up to LA hopefully working 20-30 hrs.</p>

<p>All I'll be doing is work-study, which I believe is about 20 hours/week.</p>

<p>That or I will be applying to one of the gazillion shops at Westwood Village. Bound to be one place hiring, right? Hahaha. Crossing fingers.</p>

<p>I think it would be best to think about taking out a loan to work a little less during school (at least for your first semester or two). I heard from advisors and students alike that working full time + CC doesn't translate well at all with the UCLA/Cal workload. Just play it safe and experiment with reducing work hours and possibly taking out a small loan for your first semester. The worst case scenario with this is that you're totally adjusting well to the UC workload and find yourself free time (might do well to spend it on socializing). The worst case scenario for working full time + UC workload is burning out and starting your first semester on the wrong foot. I think checking out work studies is also a great option as well.</p>

<p>I've been working throughout my CC years (it'll be 22 months when I leave). I'm intending to take a break from work for a couple of months, and when/if I'm ready, I'll apply and chill/play around for a month until I get some callbacks. No biggie. I wanna experience the real college life and meet other ppl without hindrances but I'm sort of used to the fact that I have my own money source.</p>

<p>For me, working while in school seems like good practice for grad school/ the real world.</p>

<p>From what I've gathered from talking to people @ uc, is that down time does exist, personally if I were to not work and just focus on school, I can't really see myself managing my time well 0_o</p>

<p>i signed up for work/study, but i honestly don't think i'm going to do it my first year, just so i can adjust. i will be going home every weekend to help my parents out at their business, so i guess that under the table work will add up to 10-20 hours a week alone. i definitely want to work/study or get an internship after i get adjusted.</p>

<p>I wouldn't advise committing to a job more than 15 hours/week your first quarter/semester. It is definitely doable to work 20 hours a week and still go to school (at least in my opinion), but the transition might be tough. A good idea is to plan out your schedule using Google calender. Put in your classes, extracurricular activities, and work hours. Then see how much time you need to study. I have found my harder classes require 2-3 hours of studying per hour of lecture while my easier classes may require an hour of studying per hour of class. Then you need to consider the grind of studying for midterms and finals. There is sometimes seemingly unlimited amounts of material to study, depending on your major. </p>

<p>Once you see how much time you really have to study, realizing that there is a finite amount of available hours in the day, you may reconsider committing to that 20-30 hour/week job.</p>

<p>I do but I'm not sure where. I don't have much work experience. I only plan on like a part-time/weekend job to get some extra cash.</p>

<p>working 40 hours a week at bestbuy and commuting to UCI. ready for no life for the next few years</p>

<p>planning on 15-25 hours a week while taking 12 units at UCI for the first year. I'll probably lower it down to almost nothing my senior year when I do more courses(particularly UD math courses)</p>

<p>I'm also disassembling my computer and I intend to focus primarily on school and to hell with a social life.</p>

<p>i intend to take 21 units every semester so i don't think i could work while in uc</p>