Posted July 13, 2022
By Sarah Ryeland-Etienne
The Work Study program is excited to be offering in-person and remote opportunities for the fall semester. Now students can earn while they learn right on campus, gaining valuable skills and making lasting career connections.
Discover the many benefits to participating in the Work Study program.
Exploring career possibilities
Whether you want to gain experience related to your program of study or your interests outside the classroom, there’s a wide range of opportunities across the University.
“Without a doubt, I can say the immersive nature of my position helped me clarify my passions,” says Josanne, a psychology and visual studies student. “I was able to connect with wonderful people and develop a diverse skill set that I can use to make a difference in the world.”
Growing your skills and enhancing your learning
Apply what you learn in the classroom to a real world setting and grow your skills while you’re at it.
“My Work Study position gave me the chance to grow in ways I could never have imagined,” says Josanne. “Not only did I get the opportunity to use my psychology knowledge to amplify the project’s objectives, but I also developed skills like public speaking, critical research, interviewing, graphic design and project management.”
Check out the Work Study eModules to help you identify your strengths, set goals and reflect on your career development throughout the program.
Expanding your network and making connections
A Work Study position is also a great way to connect and collaborate with U of T staff, faculty and other students.
Memma, a mechanical engineering student, was able to work with many different members of the U of T community as a mentorship programs assistant with Student Life’s Access & Inclusion Peer Programs.
“The role allowed me to see how beautifully diverse the U of T community is,” she says. “I’m thankful I got a chance to interact with so many different students and faculty.”
Working on your schedule
When it comes managing your time, staff and faculty at U of T understand your priorities as a student and work can often be adjusted to fit your schedule. You can work a maximum of 15 hours per week and a total of 200 hours during the entire program.
The fall/winter program period runs from September 6, 2022 – March 31, 2023.
For more tips and resources on resumes and interviewing, visit Career Exploration & Education.