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Student, father, husband: Tips for Balancing Priorities in a MBA program

Deciding to pursue an MBA in the Jenkins program is a very crucial decision. The key to achieving success is through a healthy work-life balance. Given that some students have a family and go to school full time, it is a balance that includes critical project deliveries and support. Current full-time MBA student Chance Robinson shares his five tips on how he maintains that balance between school and family on his first Father’s Day.


1. Time management– it is impossible to succeed in both areas if you aren’t managing your time because there is never enough time.

2. Build and use your support system– there is nothing wrong with asking for help and leaning on those around you when you need to.

3. Focus on your family– at the end of the day, not matter how important school is, family is the top priority and it’s okay to sacrifice a letter grade to take care of your family because they will be there long after school is over.

4. Enjoy the experience– the mba program has been such a great experience for me and I have tried to take advantage of my time here and have as much fun as possible.

5. Remember that nobody is perfect and you won’t be either-it’s easy to feel like you need to be the perfect parent, husband and student, but at the end of the day nobody will live up to that, and be easy on yourself when you make mistakes because you will make a lot of them.