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Get Hired at U of M as a Work-Study Student

August 21, 2020 — 

What: Work-Study Program

Eligibility Criteria: Be a full-time student in good academic standing, currently reside in Manitoba and receive band sponsorship, government student aid, or disability funding: see the Work-Study website for details.

Program Application Deadline: September  11, 2020

Working on campus might look a little different this year, as much of the University of Manitoba community works from home, but U of M still offers an amazing experience for student staff. This year the Work-Study Program has 44 student positions across all sectors, including social service, science, business, sport, and art.

Whatever your career goals, Work-Study has a position that can help you take steps in the right direction. Here’s a taste of the variety of positions Work-Study has to offer.  Don’t forget to also check out our website to find job postings and application instructions.

Programs Assistant: If you imagine yourself making a big impact on the community by harnessing your leadership and organizational skills, this position with Community Engaged Learning (CEL) might be perfect for you. In this role you will be supporting the coordination of the various student programming offered by the department. You will be responsible for promoting programs, engaging students, and developing outstanding programming for students.

Student Career Services Advisors: Figuring out the future is a complicated mission for every university student – and if you work at Career Services, you’ll be part of the team that helps students find their direction. Your shift would include orienting students to the career centre, facilitating resumé critiques, and assessing student needs to make appropriate referrals. This is an excellent position for students considering counselling, social services, or human resources.

Research Assistant (Integrative Musculoskeletal Research Lab): If you’re fascinated by the human body, apply for this position in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. The incumbent will investigate muscles’ force production and movement control – a great opportunity to apply all of the hard work you put into your anatomy and physiology classes. Give research a try and apply your passion for human health to real world problems.

Recruitment Research Assistant: If you have a head for numbers and you’re an Excel whiz, this data analysis position is right for you. Your job will be to crunch, analyse, and present the recruitment numbers that will help the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences make informed decisions.

Communications Assistant: Are you interested in applying your creativity in the workplace? This job will build your communication and digital skills as you promote the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment. Your role will involve website updates, event planning, and even writing knowledge translations to promote the research done by the Centre.

With such an assortment of positions, there is certainly something that will align with your career goals. If you have questions about the program, check out our website or contact the Work-Study Coordinator. We are here to help you figure out your career plans so you can select a meaningful position, write your resumé and nail your interview.

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