Side hustle: meet the students calling the shots

Just the other day, I was chatting to someone about my fear of graduating and beginning the job hunt. “You’ll finally enter the real-world,” they replied, and boy did that boil my blood. The real-world? Really? I think a general perception of students is that we have it easy. We wake up at lunchtime every day, drink all night and maybe have the capacity for about five hours of productivity all week. I quickly barked back: “You try writing a 7,000-word academic essay, sit on an editorial team a