I was a Master's student at a university and got suspended for reasons. I have 2 courses left before I can get my Master's. It has been about 4 years since I've been out of college and I'd taken a full time job in a different city since.
I recently reapplied to return to the same university to complete my Master's degree and I received my admit 3 days ago. Since my college is in a different city (3 hours away), I need to quit my job in my current city to go to my classes. That means, I need a new job in the city where the college is.
So I am about to start job hunting in a week or two and I have a problem. The two classes I need for graduation are being taught on a Wednesday and Thursday (2 to 5:15 PM).
With that in mind, I have the following questions:
- Is it common and acceptable for an interview candidate to ask to be gone twice a week to go to his classes?
- At what stage of the interview do I need to tell my potential employer regarding this? The first time they call/After I get the offer?
- Should I take a stern and confident move when I "announce" that I shall be out of office from 2PM twice a week? Or should I humbly request if that will be OK?
- This is just for 5 months (1 semester) and I will be coming back with my Master's, so would the employer not see this as that big a deal?
I definitely intend on making up for the missing hours if I am behind on my work. Should I mention this when I request/demand?
I am in the field of Computer Science and I am a Programmer in my current job. The city I am moving to usually has a lot of jobs in IT departments of financial industries.