Throughout college, you may have held, or currently have, various part-time jobs. But some people even have full-time ones between classes. After all, there are a lot of perks — test out what kind of job you'll have once you finish school, learn to manage your time better, make some spending money, and start paying off student loan debt before it gets to be a ton of debt. But working while going to school may also get overwhelming, and fast.
However, as you will see below, it is ~definitely~ possible to mix school and work successfully. "Focus and be present," Nicole Wood, CEO and Co-Founder of Ama La Vida, tells Bustle. "It's hard to compartmentalize your brain and have the ability to shut off work or school the second you walk out the door. But you won't get the most out of school, work, or your relationships if your mind is constantly drifting back to school when you're at work or vice-versa. Give your full attention and energy to the activity you're in each moment, and you'll be a lot more productive and successful at each."
That said, you'll see how these 13 women found the perfect school-work balance for themselves, and perhaps they'll inspire you to do the same.