I was 20 when I started to work as facilitator at United Academy. I started working because my classes used to end by 10 am and I was free whole day. I felt like I was wasting too much time doing nothing. So I asked the founder of my college if any volunteer activities are available at the college. As a result I started doing job at the school and this has enhanced my experience. I believe work experience is important but its education that’ll lead you to the success. I will not quit my study at any cost because we get opportunities based on our education.
CAMPION COLLEGE, KUPONDOLE MASTERS IN SOCIOLOGY (2ND YEAR)
WORK: WOMEN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (WHR) WORK-STUDY RATIO: 30:70
I was 18 when I started working. The obvious reason was to support my economic status. I didn’t find it hard to balance my work and study as my class runs in the morning and work pressure is not so much. Study comes first to me. I will sacrifice my work if I have to choose between work and study. I want to complete my study as education brings more opportunities.
NIKESH KATUWAL PUBLIC YOUTH COLLEGE WORK: IMAGE CHANNEL (MCR TECHNICIAN)
BBS 3RD YEAR
WORK-STUDY RATIO: 30:70
I’ve been working since I was 17. It’s difficult for me to manage time for college as I have to go out of town/country frequently because of my work. As a result, I have to take leave from the college. But I do inform my college and so far they’ve been supportive. Work is very important for me. I own a tool company in Thamel and a branch company in the Netherlands. I gave full importance to study till Bachelor’s degree but now work is my priority.
UPENDRA DUWADI CENTRAL DEPT. OF TU MASTERS IN CONFLICT STUDIES
WORK: DESIGNER AT HIMALAYAN LEISURE INC. WORK-STUDY RATIO: 60:40
When you are engaged in any professional job, you have to be more attentive and careful, you have to maintain professionalism and it takes most of your time. Managing work and my studies simultaneously is difficult; I can’t give needed attention to one or the other at times, especially during exam time. But, even with the risk of failing, I have to manage so that either part doesn’t get compromised.
ANITA SHRESTHA RR CAMPUS
MASTERS IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION CITY REPORTER AT THE HIMALAYAN TIMES
WORK-STUDY RATIO: 50-50
I started my professional journey at the age of 19 from Himalayan Climate Initiative. I don’t find it tough to balance work and study because initially I did part-time job and now I only do task-based works. Communication technologies have also made my work a lot easier. And I’ve also hired an assistant who helps me in my repetitive works. I pay him from my personal salary. As for me, work experience matters more than money.
ROCHAK BOHARA LITTLE ANGELS’ COLLEGE, HATTIBAN BBA
WORK: SALES ASSISTANT AT SIPRADI TRADINGS PVT. LTD. WORK-STUDY RATIO: 70:30