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Work on campus: 50 jobs for work-study students

August 12, 2019 — 

Working on campus can be the perfect way to jumpstart your career, learn new skills and make friends – all in a convenient location. If you are a full time student in good academic standing who is currently receiving band sponsorship, government student-aid or disability funding, the Work-Study Program has a variety of positions that you can apply for. This year, there are 50 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 just a taste of the variety of positions Work-Study has to offer. You can also check out our website for more information on job postings and application instructions. The applications open on August 14, 2019, so mark your calendars.

Social Media Assistant: The hours you’ve spent cultivating your Instagram aesthetic might be about to pay off. This year, you could be the voice behind U of M student social media channels. The Marketing and Communications office is seeking a strong communicator with a creative eye who can provide a student perspective to U of M’s social media presence. If you see yourself as a future marketing professional, you could start by coordinating one of the university’s social media accounts this year.

Waste Analyst: Campus is a big and bustling place, and with that comes waste. That’s why we have a work-study position in place to help make change. The Waste Analyst will work with the Office of Sustainability to research on-campus waste and put sustainable solutions into action. If you care about the planet and are considering a career in sustainability, this could be the perfect position for you.

Student Career Services Advisors (two positions): Figuring out the future is a complicated mission for every university student –if you work at Career Services, you’ll be part of the team that helps students find their direction. Shifts in this position will 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.

Ooshka-Abe: Use your knowledge of Spirituality and Indigenous Medicines to act as a student ambassador for Indigenous U of M students. As an Ooshka-Abe, you would work to promote events and support the daily operation of the Indigenous Student Centre. This would include helping Elders with Traditional Indigenous ceremonies. If you love the idea of working with students and sharing your culture, this could be your dream part-time job.

Student Research Assistant – Neuroscience Research Program, Physiology and Pathophysiology: How about trying your hand at neuroscience? The Siddiqui Laboratory is seeking a student to contribute to their research on neurodevelopmental disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism. This will be an intellectually challenging position, perfect for anyone who is fascinated by health research and neuroscience.

If you have questions about the program and to learn more about eligibility, check out our website, stop by the Career Services office at 474 UMSU University Centre 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. The deadline for applications is September 11, 2019, so get started today. Good luck!


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