Money, Experience, and Satisfaction

By previous contributor Minnie
Updated June 10, 2016 by Annie

Studying every single hour you’re not in class can cause a student to be quite over-stressed. Balance is important part of achieving success in university. A part-time job might be an amazing way to stay focused on your career goals and garner some essential skills in the professional world. The Career Learning Network is the place to learn about the newest opportunities in every imaginable field. There are three important categories of jobs offered through the CLN that you should be aware of: work-study, on-campus jobs, and off-campus jobs.

From personal experience, the work-study program is an amazing way to transition into the professional world with the mentorship of U of T staff. Work Study positions are for full-time or part-time graduate and undergraduate students (domestic or international). Positions are available in the Fall/Winter Term (September-February) and the Spring/Summer Term (May-August). Jobs will be posted on CLN starting August 1st and will be removed by September 23rd; ensure you check the application deadline for each job posting as each employer may select a different deadline date. The 2016-2017 Fall/Winter work-study program eligibility is as follows:

  • Students must be registered in a 40% course load continuously for the Fall-Winter term September 2016 to February 2017. Students are permitted to accept ONE Work Study position per program period.
  • If you are registered in Toronto School of Theology programs you are not eligible for work study positions.
  • Non-degree students are not eligible for Work Study.
  • Students do not need to be OSAP eligible to apply for Work Study.

Every student is permitted to accept ONE work-study position per program period.

On-campus jobs and off-campus jobs are generally full-time opportunities geared towards third and fourth year students, though, there, you can also find many entry-level jobs such as tutors, sales associates, and babysitters. On-campus jobs are offered by the U of T, and off-campus jobs are offered by various organizations and corporations, internationally, and in and around Toronto. Please note: it would be smart and responsible to conduct a detailed search the off-campus jobs employers prior to submitting your applications, as they are not required to be affiliated with the U of T in any way.

Now how do you get to all these opportunities? Go to https://cln.utoronto.ca/home.htm, click on ‘UTORid Login’ under ‘Students’, and log in with your UTORid and password. Then, on the left-side, under the ‘CLN Dashboard’, click ‘Jobs’. Under jobs, you should see all three aforementioned options and a few more. Good luck and happy job hunting!

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