When you’re working and studying simultaneously it can be tough to stay passionate about what you do. Whether you’re currently pursuing an IIE
higher certificate in business management or another part-time programme, we’ve got a few tips to help you keep that spark alive.
It might be hard to balance your professional life with your academic one but there are several ways to do so. Here’s how you can stay on top of things and feel great about it all whilst you study a higher certificate in business management.
See your studies as a tool for improving yourself
Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, you are very lucky to have the opportunity to study. You’re also fortunate to have a job that allows you the chance to work and further your qualifications simultaneously. By viewing your current study schedule and the learning material as a stepping stone on your way to the top, you’ll feel more empowered when completing assessments and studying for exams. In understanding that a higher certificate carries the potential for even better opportunities, you’ll soon find the positivity in your situation no matter the challenges that come your way.
Seek to find ways to put your theory into practice
If you’re pursuing something that links to your current field of work, you’re in luck. Most people have to wait until they’ve finished their studies before they can start using their learnings in the workplace. From project administration skills to a host of other effective business skills, you can put these to use in the real world every single day. As a result, your newfound skills will be even more refined by the time you’ve completed your chosen programme.
Resist the urge to procrastinate
Procrastination can really kill your passion. This means that you should fight any temptation to put things off that can be done before they are due. From assignments to work deadlines, you can keep your passion going strong by not leaving it for tomorrow or the next day. Trust us, it works. It also does wonders for keeping your stress levels manageable too. This might even leave you with a bit of free time on the weekends to enjoy the things that you love to do.
Find something you’re passionate about and go all in
At The IIE’s Varsity College, we believe that the future belongs to those who are brave, innovative and display #NewWorldThinking. It’s why when you study with us, you get to choose from a range of IIE qualifications that impart skills that modern employers look for in candidates. This includes the strong problem-solving and critical thinking.
If you’re interested in making your future a promising one, that’s driven by career passion which leads to success, you’ll need an IIE qualification that helps you put your best foot forward in every sense. With a wide variety on offer, there’s bound to be one that suits your interests and aspirations. For more on the IIE Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice (Distance) please visit
The IIE’s Varsity College.
Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). South Africa’s leading private higher education provider that’s registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training and accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).