All college students know how important it is to attend class, but sometimes there are more productive ways to spend your time. If you let your professor know ahead of time and make up any missed work or notes, these reasons are the perfect excuses to play hooky.
Once in a lifetime speaker event on campus
Colleges and Universities work to provide their students with unique and enriching speaking engagements. Take advantage of them! Don’t be shy and let your professor know how beneficial this speaker will be to your learning.
To go on a job interview
When scheduling job interviews it’s best to be as flexible as possible, this means working around your busy class schedule. Any professor who wants their students to succeed will understand how important attending aa job interviews.
To work an event for your internship
Internships sometimes require working during off hours. Getting out of class to fulfill your duties as an intern is a totally valid excuse, as long as it doesn’t happen too frequently.
There is an awesome networking event
Attending networking events are the most productive reasons to skip class. At a networking event you can make connections and even score yourself an internship or job opportunity.
To go on an informational interview
To attend an art exhibit
Culture is a huge part of learning. Let your professor know if there’s an art exhibit going on for a limited time and show them how you can turn it into an educational experience.
To run an event for your student organization
If you’re a student leader you have to be fully dedicated to your club. That sometimes means cutting out of class to run an event. Your role as a student leader is will set you apart from your peers and give you real-world experience, so it’s important to take it seriously.
Here’s when it’s NOT okay to skip class:
You’re “too tired.”
Even if you’re not a coffee addict, there are plenty of ways to fuel up to get the energy you need to get to your class. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep (or scheduling your naps in a way that don’t take away from your studies), so you’re ready to kick butt in the classroom.
You’re not interested in the class.
You didn’t do the work.
What other legit reasons do you have for skipping class? Let us know in the comments