The Working Learner (2016) states that now a days

The New Learning Economy and the Rise of the Working Learner (2016) states that now a days working students are everywhere. Working students are individuals who are both employed and go to school, simultaneously earning money and credentials. According to Carnevale, Smith, Melton and Price (2015), as of now, almost 14 million people – 8 percent of the overall labor force. A constant 70-80 percent of college students, are part of the labor force and officially enrolled in a form of education or training. Degree-granting programs, such as Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs, non-degree granting programs, and certification and vocational training programs granting are only some of the programs that students are under while being employed. Princeton University’s Student Employment (2015), in 1911, a total of 17,500 dollar was earned by students. They husked corns, stoked furnaces, work in the library and the dining halls. At that year the pay rate was 20 cents per hour. At a study made by Carnevale et. al (2015), ever since 1989 until 2008, 70-80 percent of undergraduates were employed. On 2012, there was a decline to 62 percent. This is caused by the recession on the years 2007-2009. Whether in high school or college, there will always be working students. The student’s financial situation, age and maturity does not affect their choice of employment. An estimated 40 percent of undergraduates and 76 percent of graduate students work with a minimum of 30 hours per week. Based on Carnevale et al. (2015), almost 60% of college students work. Around half of the working students work for more than 15 hours per week. Working students all have diverse backgrounds. 2/3 are 16-19 while 1/3 are 20+. Only 43% are from low income backgrounds and 19% already has children. Based on their races: 12% are african american; 62% are white and 16% are hispanic. Also, nearly 60% are women. In a study made by Bermudo, Gomez, Razon,Bellere, Almazar and Dogos (2014), most of the student assistants in Ateneo de Naga University (ADNU) are female and in all the courses most are in The college of Business and Accountancy. It was also found out that most of their family have only their father providing income as farmer/labourer while their mother are plain housewives. A great number of ADNU student assistants are part of the average filipino family in terms of size. Majority of them have three siblings and their weekly allowance ranges from 301-500. Based from Ateneo de Naga University’s List of Student Assistants 2nd semester S/Y 2017-2018, there are currently 169 student assistants within the entire school.According to Kozinsky 2017, most chose to work for financial gains, other out of financial needs. Employment while attending school allows college students the chance to use the concepts acquired from professors and textbooks to the real world scenarios, in addition obtain professional expertise that aren’t necessarily taught in the classroom. As claimed by Selingo 2015, research has proven that students who are working while in high school or college uses their time more efficiently, learn about the norms and responsibilities of the workplace, and are motivated to study better so they can achieve a their career goal.”There were several reasons: financial, career-oriented, and professional. I think that the first rationale initially was primarily financial. I had just started my college career, and my family was experiencing some financially shaky times. I had applied and received scholarships but I wanted to find another way to reduce the financial burden on my mother…There was also a part of me that wanted a sense of financial independence. I wanted to be able to hang out with friends, go to fancy dinners, buy clothes, all without having to ask my family for money…Then, I found that I also wanted to have something that I could put on my resume that would be substantial and that was a little different than just an internship. I figured working two years in the same job was worthwhile on a resume.” (Clark 2017)Simultaneously working while studying has multiple benefits, especially if the student is employed in a job related to their course. Experience in working also becomes a benefit that working students can use when they officially enter into their career (Carnevale et al. 2015).