The college experience has been transformed by the pandemic: Students are no longer studying in libraries, spending their weekends at wild fraternity parties, navigating clubs and stressing about midterms while planning their semester abroad.
But for me, and around 70 percent of my fellow full-time students who also work while attending college, this was never really our college experience.
Work-life balance as a college student is difficult to parse in the best of the times, but right now, it feels almost impossible.
Whether it's supporting themselves and their families or working a part-time internship or part-time job, students are performing a high-stakes balancing act.
Abolishing unpaid internships and other barriers for college students to get higher-paying, experience-building jobs is just one way colleges can acknowledge their students’ needs right now.
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