Dear 100 Hour Board,
Would you rather work on campus, or off campus?
Dear Opt In,
Working on campus is definitely more convenient, and probably easier to fit into a class schedule. But I earned $8.50 an hour at my last on-campus job, and quit that job in favor of an off-campus one that paid $12 an hour. I was nervous about it at first, but I ended up loving my new job and the people I worked with. Plus I got paid for holidays, and it was nice being able to work more than 20 hours a week if I wanted to. Sure, the commute to Springville wasn’t ideal, but overall I was much happier and more fulfilled when I worked off campus.
On campus. If I had a car, I might be more willing to do off campus, since you'd be able to get off campus (those two words themselves are enough of a reward). But as I have no way to get around but my own two feet, I'd definitely go with on campus.
-guppy of doom
I would say it depends on personal circumstances. Both have pros and cons.
With an on-campus job, your boss is more likely to work around your class schedule. You're able to walk from class to work. Plus BYU pays for part of your taxes if you're an enrolled student. However, many of the jobs on campus don't pay as much as off-campus jobs, and the ability to work within your field is limited.
With an off-campus job, you're probably going to get paid more, and the available work is more varied, thus allowing for more field-related work. However, there is a chance that they will be less flexible with your schedule, and transportation is more difficult.
Having secured a sweet on-campus internship I'm inclined to stay on campus for now, but I see the appeal of an off-campus job.
Unless I had a really cool off campus job, the convenience of on campus is too good to pass up. Also, I feel like on campus jobs are more likely to accommodate class schedules.