How do you manage your time between different academic and social activities?

#1

How to respond?
Do I need to provide a example or just talk generally?

#2

Its a bit self-explanatory really… Give examples of extra-curricular / out of work activities you participate in, maybe talk about some travelling you’ve done - just show that you can balance work and life competently, and that you’re not just another boring drone who has nothing else to say for themselves.

#3

I actually interpreted that question differently. I always talked about how it was a matter of prioritising which is most important - ie, plan your work in advance and ensure you keep on top of things, so you’re able to take time off for social/recreational purposes (which is also important etc etc).

I gave an example of when I was writing my dissertation, in that I planned to work weekdays 9-5, which allowed me time off in the evenings and weekends.

#4

Thanks, joyrevision. Your explanation eases my nerves.

#5

Luke makes a good point too, be careful you don’t go off into trying to cram as many ‘buzz words’ into you X00 word limit as you can though :wink:

#6

Thanks, lukeb. I like the way you responding to the question. Both of you give me valuable advices.
What about " what do you learn from your uni?"
I am thinking of mentioning the key competencies elaborated by examples, but I am afraid that would be too lengthy.

#7

Well there’s lots you can say about Uni, not only academically but in your personal life too. Don’t be too general, but don’t focus too much on one point.

#8

Haha yeah Joyrevision, everytime I mention one of those buzzwords in an interview I have physically restrain my urge to cringe!

They work though, particularly at first interview…

#9

strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with others or on own initiative… ARGH!

#10

Thanks. You guys are generous in sharing your experience… oops! which is one of the competencies! Haha