How to Balance Work, School and Family Life: Student Resources at DeVry

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By DeVry University

October 26, 2020
5 min read

Once you’ve made the decision to go back to school, one of your next steps might be determining how to balance work, school and family commitments. Luckily, there are plenty of tools and resources available to help ease the impact of adding coursework to your busy schedule.

At DeVry University, our student resources are designed to help you make the most of your available study time while getting the support and attention you need. Whether you’re at home, at work or on the go, we can help you tackle your assignments, manage your financial plan and even provide one-on-one guidance. Our personalized approach is designed to support you on the path to your goals – when and where you need it.

How to Balance Work, School and Family Life

Finding a healthy work life balance for students is important – and can potentially benefit you in ways you might not have considered. Not only will you be more at peace with your routine, but it just might help you improve your time management skills, learn to delegate and prioritize tasks, understand your own strengths and establish more healthy lifestyle habits.

Depending on your current responsibilities, learning how to balance work, school and family life may require a little extra planning. Here are some tips that can help:

  • Create a schedule and prioritize upcoming deadlines
  • Set aside time for yourself and your family
  • Communicate early and often – with work, family and professors
  • Try to exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and eat healthy
  • Dedicate a few timeslots each week to devote to your studies
  • Find activities to keep your kids busy while you study
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help

While there is no secret recipe for success, even the smallest changes can sometimes make a big difference when it comes to managing your schedule. Whether you start by organizing your workspace, making a family calendar or scheduling your free time, you’ll soon find a pattern that works for you.

Student Resources at DeVry

In addition to the personal actions you can take, you can also take advantage of DeVry’s array of tools and student resources to support you along your journey. And better yet, each of the resources we outline below are:

  • Available 24/7 – Access support when and where you need it.
  • Offered at No Additional Charge – These resources are already included in the cost of your tuition and fees, so you can rest assured you won’t be surprised by any hidden expenses.

Here are some of the student resources available to our students:

On-Demand Tutoring

On-demand tutoring1 allows you to connect virtually via phone or online with tutors in a variety of subject areas. Whether you’d like feedback on a specific assignment, or you want to walk-through a tough topic, our tutors can help.

Community Powered by GetSet

Community by GetSet provides an online forum specifically for DeVry students. There, you can connect with classmates, network with peers in your industry and find support and motivation.

One-On-One Faculty Guidance

Get the one-on-one support that you want by connecting with your professors via email or phone. Our faculty are experienced in their field and are committed to helping you succeed in your coursework.

Dedicated Student Support Team

Once you become a student, you’ll be assigned to a Student Support Advisor for guidance throughout the course of your education. They’ll be here to help you stay on track with your studies both in and out of the classroom and serve as your go-to resource for academic planning, registration and developing a financing plan that meets your needs. Your SSA will help you understand your financial aid options including exploring available scholarships, grants and loans and answering any questions you may have.

E-Library Access

Our digital library offers an extensive collection of current and relevant materials to help you complete your coursework. Access thousands of databases, periodicals and eBooks as well as resources for managing stress, test taking, procrastination and other effective study skills. If you need additional support, our DeVry librarians are available to chat with you during office hours.

Mobile App

Sometimes studying on-the-go is your only option – and, thankfully, we’ve got a tool for that. Take your education with you via our mobile app available for Apple and Android devices. You can access your coursework, manage your financial plan and even register for courses.

ASPIRE Student Assistance Program

Stay focused on your goals during difficult times with access to counseling professionals through ASPIRE. Discuss your academic, personal, family, financial or legal concerns and work together to find a solution. Resources are confidential and available to you as well as your family members.

Career Services and Support

Engage with our knowledgeable Career Services team as you pursue your goals. Our Career Advisors can coach you through phone or virtual appointments and are available to help with a wide range of topics including:

In addition to individual advising, we also provide students and alumni access to hiring events, career preparation workshops, streaming video tutorials, recorded webinars and industry-related presentations throughout the year.

We’re Here for You

Our comprehensive student resources are designed to help you learn how to balance work, school and family life. That’s why we pride ourselves on going above and beyond to help busy students like you achieve your goals. If you’re interested in getting started on the path toward pursuing your goals, contact us – we’d love to chat with you!

1Each student is allotted 13 hours of tutoring per academic session through www.Tutor.com (available 24/7). Additional tutoring services are also available through www.DeVryTutors.com.

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