Hi all, It's my third year of college studying mathematics. Some of the upper level courses are more challenging, although I'm making it through them. After school, I want to get a masters or PhD in mathematics. I currently work 10-15 hours a week, and sometimes this adds a lot of stress. Particularly when exams come around, I could use the extra time to study. I want to ask my boss to let me stop working during the school year. We're on pretty good terms, so I'm confident he wouldn't object. I really want to give my education all my effort. At the same time, I don't want to "give up" on work. Yes, working and doing school can be stressful, but maybe that's good? Maybe it's a useful challenge? In addition, I feel an obligation to keep working - as if I would betray the company if I quit during the school year. What would you do? Did you work through college, or did you devote your whole time to academics?