Being a full-time employee/part-time student

In my undergrad studies, finding time to study wasn’t hard to do. I worked maybe 20 hours a week and the rest of my time was free. Now that I work full-time, I have to schedule time to study. If I didn’t schedule study time, I would have no idea when I would be able to study. I have finally mastered my work/school/study time down-it took the first 3 weeks of class to do so.

I typically give myself a break on Friday and Saturday, then it is back to the grind on Monday. Throughout the week I schedule about 2 1/2- 3 hours a night on studying. Originally I thought I would be able to take three classes a semester, but for now two is plenty.

It is always important, if you are a full-time employee and going back to school part-time, you have to take some time to yourself and your family. The mix of work and school can sometimes make you feel overwhelmed and make your family feel neglected. As long as you can make time for yourself and family, school will be much easier!


Introducing Emily Martin

For my first blog post, I am going to tell you a little about myself.

  • I grew up in Circleville, OH (home of the Pumpkin Show)
  • I went to Otterbein College, now Otterbein University– class of 2009
  • I have my Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
  • I have been out of school for 3 years
  • I love running
  • I love dogs
I am also a doing the MLHR/MHRM program part-time. I work full time at American Electric Power. Not only do I have to get used to being a student again, but this time around I am shuffling work and school work. Finding time to study at work is very limited, so far I have put in late nights, but I know the harder I work the more it will pay off in the end.

My decision to apply to OSU in this program came after reading the student blogs and doing research on the program. The blogs helped me realized Fisher is the place I needed to be. Knowing the MLHR/MHRM program in one of the top HR programs in the country, well, that didn’t hurt either.

I want to go into HR because it is important to me to work in a position where I can help people and serve as the “go-to” person. I want to be a leader and in charge.

Until next time