I am Wilson Aideloje, a second-year student of International Business, I came to Finland for the purpose of giving my children good education and now I discovered myself studying at HAMK, Häme University of Applied Sciences.
HAMK’s Valkeakoski Campus is a convenient environment to study with different nationalities, different cultures and beautiful nature and the amazing lecturers, makes it suitable to study. Combining higher education studies, family and working has been a challenge. Most of the time I will go to school by 9am and get home by 5pm then go to work by 5:30pm and finally at home by 11:30pm, this routine was very tough for me I had to negotiate with my supervisor to reduces my working hours, that she did and now I gets home by 9pm.
Most of my freetime goes with studies and therefore I am so lucky that my family understand my present situation, that is the most important part that makes it easier to study. Sometimes strict deadlines in studies makes this a bit challenging.
However, for you to be able to combine study, Family life and working at the same time, couple of tips:
- You must have an amazing family that understand your situation.
- Know what your goals is all about.
- Study hard
- Most importantly,, know your financial position, in terms of transportation and your family needs.
Written by Wilson, International Business student