We’ve all been there: Late-night snacks, coffee, energy drinks and focus music. Four a.m. birds reminding you the hour is late. The feeling of knowing this is one less paper you’ll have to write in life, or one more exam that you’ll never have to cram for again.
From GEDs to 101 college courses to online MBAs, learning is one of the most challenging and rewarding things we put ourselves through. And anyone who’s spent the evening rearranging their sock drawer, washing the dishes, playing video games and doing everything other than their coursework knows, environment can make all the difference when it comes to productivity and focus.
Coworking spaces were literally designed for productivity and focus. They’re dedicated spaces where professionals go to get stuff done. So why shouldn’t students?
Here are six reasons students choose coworking spaces:
24/7 access for online-ed students
Campus libraries and study rooms are great – when they’re open, but even during extended hours, they eventually close. What’s more, not all students have a campus library, because not all students have a campus. Enrollment in online courses increases every year. It’s easy to see the appeal of online education, especially if you’re a working professional who needs a flexible course schedule.
One of the biggest benefits of a coworking space is that you can get access to a dedicated study zone around the clock. This makes it easier to study in your own time without being confined in an apartment, a noisy cafe or a public library that’s closed when you need it most.
This one’s a no-brainer. It’s bad enough that smartphones and the internet put procrastination at your fingertips. But at home, you’re within arm’s length of many more distractions, whether it’s your children, that new Nintendo Switch your roommates are enjoying or even just the household chores you feel compelled to get done instead of your work.
Obviously, everyone has different study habits. But if you’re the type who needs a dedicated space outside of the house that’s open whenever you need it to be, then a coworking space is right for you.
Coworking spaces bring together professionals from many lines of work – non-profit organizations dedicated to social progress, freelance graphic designers, digital marketers, novelists, sales teams, psychology researchers, accountants and so much more.
If you’re a student who frequents a coworking space, you’re inevitably going to have run-ins with highly skilled professionals in the form of small-talk at the coffee machine or in the fitness center. These are people who you can interview for school projects or network with as you start planning for life after coursework.
On-site health and fitness
At WorkHub’s Tyler Texas space, we’ve hosted students who work and raise children during the day and take online education courses on nights and weekends. Normally, this type of admirably packed schedule would make it difficult if not impossible to find time for health and fitness.
Enter on-site fitness centers. Whether you’re looking for a total workout with cardio and weight machines to cap your busy day, or a walking track to make sure you get some steps in between assignments, WorkHub has you covered. Making a bit of time for health and fitness is a little more feasible when you have the amenities right there in your dedicated learning space.
Starting a student organization but struggling to reserve meeting space on campus? Hosting a focus group as part of your masters degree or PhD? Need a last-minute event space to give a speech or present for a group project?
Coworking spaces are designed with the fact that students and professionals benefit from gathering spaces that they can host events at – whether it’s a student presentation or a corporate team-building exercise.
At WorkHub, we empathize with the fact that people who seek knowledge take time out of their own lives, as well as money from their paychecks to better themselves and ultimately, society.
That’s why WorkHub offers a 10% discount to any and all students who choose to make our workspace their campus away from campus. Contact us today to learn more about how we serve students.