After doing some research on my two topic ideas I feel that I am leaning towards the topic of having a part-time job in college. Although I am still not positive which topic I am going with, the reason I feel as though I am leaning towards one more than the other is the amount of research available. There seems to be a lot more about part-time work and the effects of having one in college than the benefits of being involved in Greek Life on campus. I can relate to both topics, and both are very interesting to me, it's just a matter of which one will make for a better paper.
I did a search on the Rutgers Libraries and I found a lot of great articles pertaining to the part-time work topic. There are many different studies that have been done on students about the effects of having a part-time job in college. In addition to the research online, I think I can make some interesting connections to some of the readings we have done already in class.
Based on what's available online I feel like I can make a good connection between part-time work and student debt.
As for specific sources I have gathered a list of several scholarly articles I can use to make arguments in my paper. There are a lot of resources on the Rutgers Libraries Databases.
I came across a few controversial articles related to my topic. Some articles argue that having a part-time job in college can be beneficial, but I would like to argue that having to work in college takes away from the overall college experience.