Quitting an Activity listed on Updated Resume

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  1. JestFutureFalcon

    JestFutureFalcon Member

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    Hey guys
    So it's outdoor track season again and my competitive juices are running (literally). Sadly, I haven't had much time to dedicate to training so I am considering quitting my part time job as a tutor for a community college in order to make room for training time because I find myself struggling to make time for studying for my full course load at the local community college. I get that people who go to the academy must be able to balance activities, and I was able to for a while because I enjoyed helping people learn but now it feels more like a nuisance to help when I could be studying or running. This feeling has been magnified by my subpar race times at the early season meets. Will quitting my part time job affect my application/chances to get in the academy in any way? I know because they do a screening or something when people accept offers of appointment.
     
  2. 17Lives

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    What do you mean by screening?
     
  3. 5Day

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    Put your studies / academics first. Then the next priority should be you commitment to your track team. Quit your job if it will interfere with academics or track. You can eaisly explain your reasons to any SA. It shows maturity by managing priorities and your personal work load.
     
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  4. JestFutureFalcon

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    17lives I'm pretty sure they do a background check and all. I'm not sure of the specifics of it but I'm sure there's more info somewhere on the forum.
    5day that's what I was thinking. Thanks for the advice it helps me rationalize making this decision
     

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