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Is it possible to do both school and an apprenticeship at the same time?

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I'am 24 years old and Im dying to be a pastry chef and I now that for some years I will have crappy pay (and thats a little scary to me), but I dont care. Im 24 and I want to go to culinary school for baking/pastry arts. I was thinking I would go for a four year degree(I do have general education credits and would not like for them to go to waste),  So I thought it would be a good idea that while in school I could do an informal apprenticeship so that way I can get a solid foundation in culinary education and have experience as well for when I go out into the workforce. Is it possible to do both school and an apprenticeship at the same time?

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It is possible with 80 hour weeks. Lots of people talk about it, few can do it. Takes a special breed. Even so, I would imagine one or both (school and/or apprenticeship) being short changed a bit in receiving your absolute best efforts because,I don't care who you are, after awhile of so many hours, week after week, performance does drop even if your desire is superhuman.

 

I am speaking from personal experience in having been there, done that etc, and seeing other people do the same with the same predictable results.

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Thanks. I'm thinking that the course won't be that easy and needs to be given focus. On the other way, I want to learn things based on experience and not just relying on books or theories. 

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