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

August 16, 2021 — 

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

Program Application Deadline: September 10th, 2021

Working on campus might still look a little different this year, considering much of the University of Manitoba community still works from home, but U of M will continue to offer an amazing experience for student staff. This year the Work-Study Program has 75 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.

CEL 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) may be perfect for you. In this role you will be supporting the coordination of the various student programming offered by the department. This will include helping participants learn about Indigenous peoples’ enduring relationships to land and place, explore their role in protecting land and water, and meeting other young people committed to climate action. You will be responsible for promoting programs, engaging students, and developing outstanding programming for students. A strong knowledge and experience working with Indigenous communities or organizations is required, and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit candidates will be prioritized for this position.

Research Assistant: We have more than a handful of Research Assistant positions this year. We have research positions targeting students from Anthropology, Architecture, Kinesiology and Recreation Management, Pharmacy, Physical Plant – Operations & Maintenance (Engineering), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and Recreation Services. Some of these positions have large pools of students they are interested in recruiting from! We recommend that students who are investigative and want to further develop their research skills to check out all the different research positions.

Gallery Assistant: Exhibitions and Collections Do you enjoy caring for and managing art collections? Begin building integral skills for curating with this position! From ensuring the inventory and condition of art is maintained, to installing exhibitions and setting up events, there are many great skills that can be developed as you assist the School of Art’s Gallery.

Junior Software Developer: If you have a head for numbers, and you know coding languages such as HTML, CCS, JavaScript, Python, and/or PHP, this position is right for you. In this job, hosted by Information Services & Technology (IST), you will be able to apply all the coding skills you’ve gained throughout your university degree to help the maintenance and support of web applications and other related technology. We have a few other coding-based positions this year as well that require different levels of coding knowledge.

Communications Assistant: Are you interested in developing professional networking and marketing skills in a STEM savvy environment? This job will build your communication and digital skills as you promote the Price Faculty of Engineering. Your role will be to represent the faculty in a polished and professional manner while completing website updates, event planning, and updating UM Today and other social media to promote the research done in Engineering. Heads up: don’t feel like you have to be in Engineering to apply for this position!

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.

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