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 Hello, I'm currently two quarters away from getting my Associates degree, which will transfer over to the University i will be attending to get my Bachelors in sciece in Psychology. I have been a full time student the last three years, and do not have a lot of work experience behind me due to finding a job that will work around my school schedule. Will my lack of work experience hurt me in the hiring process even if they see i have been going to school full time? This might be a stupid queston, but i have heard from multiple people that work experince is an important factor during the hring process. 

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 I suggest trying to find a job at the university.  They have a lot of jobs on campus that would probably work for you.  Sometimes you just have to suck it up, work, and go to school.  Plus it shows that you have good time management skills.  Where I live I know a few officers that work 12 hour shifts and then go to school to pursue higher degrees and they also have training. I suggest a job. 

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jpock911 says ...



 Hello, I'm currently two quarters away from getting my Associates degree, which will transfer over to the University i will be attending to get my Bachelors in sciece in Psychology. I have been a full time student the last three years, and do not have a lot of work experience behind me due to finding a job that will work around my school schedule. Will my lack of work experience hurt me in the hiring process even if they see i have been going to school full time? This might be a stupid queston, but i have heard from multiple people that work experince is an important factor during the hring process. 



Isn't an Associates degree a 2 year degree? Just curious due to the fact you've been a full-time student for the past 3 years. Work history is in fact an important factor in any interview process, including a career in LE. What have you been doing during the summer between school years?  If you've spent this time "living at home, enjoying the college lifestyle, while trying to find yourself," you may find yourself lower on the eligibility list than those who found more productive ways to spend their off time.

 


Consider this. Thousands of people have attended college AND worked several jobs at the same time. Everything you do, or don't do, will have an effect on your marketability in this line of work. With the current competition for a LE career there is no such thing as a minor detail anymore. The mere fact another applicant spent his summer mowing yards for a local landscaper rather than laying on the beach or backpacking across Europe could be the deal breaker in an interview! 


Best of luck... 


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