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Your summer job search starts now!

January 10, 2020 — 

With the expectations of new classes after the holiday break, it is understandable that summer employment is not front of mind in January. The trouble is that employers are already searching and application deadlines are quickly approaching.

Here are six opportunities that you should consider this January:

  1. Career Fairs – Be sure to explore the University of Manitoba’s Annual Career Fair on January 15-16th. Before you go, brush up on your job fair etiquette through a helpful Worksheet and Tip Sheet from Career Services.
  2. Undergraduate Research Award – This award provides 172 students a year with an opportunity to be mentored full-time with a professor of their choice for 16 weeks (May to August), gain valuable experience in their field of interest and receive a $7,000 monetary award. Be sure to apply before January 24th to qualify for this educational and financial opportunity.
  3. STEP Services – A Manitoba Government initiative to place interested applicants in a variety of positions. Your application initially enters a database and then forwarded to departments if your skills match their hiring needs.
  4. Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) – Offered by the federal government, FSWEP is a centralized means of providing work experience to students in various departments within the federal government. Applications are ongoing but early applications are encouraged.
  5. Young Canada Works – A Federal Government initiative for students and recent graduates (under the age of 30) offering summer jobs relating to heritage, arts, culture and official languages.
  6. Mini-U – Providing opportunities to develop skills working with children to provide inclusive recreation/sport and educational experiences, Mini-U offers programming throughout the year, with the majority of opportunities for employment and volunteering in the summer months. Be sure to apply soon as several application deadlines close in January!

This is only a small sampling of the opportunities available to you as a student. If you would like to explore further work and volunteer experiences or brush up on your resume and interview skills, come visit Career Services during drop-in hours or attend our workshops.


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