Started From The Bottom: The Working College Student Addition
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Started From The Bottom: The Working College Student Addition

Because you have to start somewhere, am I right?

Started From The Bottom: The Working College Student Addition

There's a party at the quad Friday night but you can forget about it because you have to work. Sorority event? Sorry ladies, I'll be at work. "What are you doing tomorrow?" Work, work, work.

Let's face it; college is more than just parties and student activities. I mean, it's literally made to qualify you for specific career paths. And, believe it or not, some of us actually know what we would like to be when we "grow up."

Getting your foot in the door for that career you've always dreamed of literally takes "started from the bottom" to a whole new level. If missing Sigma Nu's "straight out of probation" rager means I'm reliable and motivated to my employer then so be it. And getting off in time for the party definitely means showing up in my scrubs. Because who doesn't love taking care of everyone who is already drunk and releasing their demons? Finding a balance for play doesn't always mean looking cute or getting sloshed along with everyone else.

And if all this wasn't enough to kill your vibe, your social life will also take some serious blows as well while trying to catch up on homework and projects you missed because of (you guessed it) work.

Working on making your career dreams come true is one of the hardest things to do for college students, but also the most rewarding. Who knows, maybe someday you'll make a-list status and be able to party with Miley.

But the saying "you get out of it what you put into it" also comes into play here. Putting as much effort into working and landing that dream job as you do in making that undeserving frat boy a cooler will lead you the farthest in life. The struggle isn't real forever.

Finding that perfect balance of your social and work life can be hard, especially when it doesn't leave a whole lot of room for playing hard, but there is always room for that later! Take it from Drake. Sometimes starting from the bottom (in this case, the bottom of college extracurriculars) just might take you to the top. Good vibes restored, my friends.

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