Pros of Having an On Campus Job- by Matthew Fernandez
Having a job on campus can be very beneficial because it is convenient to be able to work at the same place where you go to school.
Taking into consideration the high gas prices that exist today, a person can save a lot of money by working on campus. It is also convenient for people who live on campus but do not have any form of transportation– this way they just have to walk to work and they do not have to rely on other people for rides, or worry about using public transportation.
Freshmen Brandon Castillo has worked at outtakes and is currently working in the mailroom. He enjoys working on campus because of the convenience of it being so close and he also enjoys working with the staff on campus. So, from his perspective it is not just about it being convenient, but he also had great compliments to give about working alongside other students.
Another good thing about working on campus is that people will know most of their co-workers and the customers they encounter on a daily basis. This makes it a lot easier for them to work alongside of other people because they most likely have met them or know them from seeing them around school.
Working in the office of your major, business offices, or in financial aid is also beneficial because you can eventually work your way to the top to potentially establish a good job at Vanguard after graduation.
So, overall there are plenty of pros for having a job on campus. It is convenient, the work environment is great, you are close to home, and you save a lot of money on gas. The people who offer jobs on campus are also very lenient with students’ schedules because they understand that being a full-time student can be very stressful.
Having a job on campus is an ideal situation for a college student because not only is it a great way to make money and not have to travel at all, but they can also get the experience of what it is like to work and go to school at the same time. However, it all depends on the person because maybe her or she does not like working with familiar faces that they see throughout the week on campus. When you weigh the pros and cons it makes more sense to agree that having a job on campus is great.
Cons to On Campus Jobs- by Adriana Chavez
Going to college is all fun and games until you realize you need money to do a lot of things, especially since we are officially on our own. Because many students may not have work experience, their first thought is to search for a job on campus.
Students may think it is easy to get an on campus job and fairly convenient, however, they do not factor in all the difficulties and challenges they may encounter with these types of jobs.
First off, is that every other student, especially freshman, look first at on campus jobs for some extra cash, but because of this, it creates more competition and no guarantee you will even get a job because everyone else is applying for it. Not to mention some jobs specifically want students that are sophomores or underclassmen due to the experience they already have at school.
In addition, not many on campus jobs may be available right away. A lot of jobs are still occupied by students from previous years and job-seeking students will have to wait until those student workers graduate or find another job to find an open position.
Also, the fact that it is on campus, student workers may have friends pushing them to do something for them since they may work in a certain office. Not to mention, if you get interviewed and do not get the job, you may see that employer every time you walk around campus.
The issues do not just stop while searching for a job; many conflicts can even be seen while being employed on an on campus job. Being a student worker also means there really is no chance to move up in your position. The only possibilities are being offered a job after graduation, which may be really hard to come by, and maybe a small raise.
Even if hours are flexible, students must work part-time and cannot work more than 20 hours a week. This may not seem like an issue to underclassmen but to those old enough to live on their own in apartments or renting a house, the extra money is needed to pay bills and the lack of extra work hours can cause a strain.
Even though it is a job, and that is something to be grateful for during college, some employers do not weigh the experience as much as an off campus job, unless students are working in a job within their major’s department or something similar.
Though on campus jobs are not all that bad, they give money and provide us with something to do, there are many problems that can be deal-breakers.