I was wondering if any current or former MBA students could provide some thoughts on working part-time while going to school full-time. Is it possible to work 10 - 15 hours per week? Obviously, I'm sure almost everyone would prefer to just go to school full-time, but the idea of making a few thousand dollars a month to minimize debt is very appealing to me. Is it doable? Or, is it something that you absolutely should not do?
There is one thread that exists here: working-while-doing-a-full-time-mba-94156.html
. I just wanted to get some additional thoughts.
Unless you are in dire need of the money, I wouldn't do it. Having done it myself (worked for a VC-backed portfolio company for one semester), it's not worth it. For many of us, we go back to b-school to get *away* from work, and to focus solely on the b-school experience. Working on the side can be enough of a distraction, taking time away from the b-school experience which you're paying so much for. In b-school, your time is more valuable than money, because you're faced with way more activities than you have time to commit to, and you want to prioritize accordingly.
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