I'm considering entering the industry next year, however I don't want to commit myself to the profession when I have other interests in mind. I'm currently in college pursuing a psychology degree. I heard that college can be a good backup to CG, which is why I feel comfortable about it. However, I have also heard that juniors (artists) in my area are asked to work overtime (with no pay). This is not something that is acceptable to me. Ideally, I'd like to work part-time and go to school full-time or the other way around is even better, but I don't know if that is anywhere near normal in the industry. I would like to freelance, but I'm not sure if my lack of experience will keep me from getting my bills paid. Have any of you worked full-time while going to school part-time or doing something similar? Any stories or advice?
Thanks in advance.