So you’ve been here for a little while, and you realize that you could do with a little more disposable income. How do you make it happen? During the school year, students need a job that can compliment, rather than disrupt the primary purpose of their presence here: their studies.
Of course, the classic method should never be forgotten — door-to-door resume handouts can provide part-time solutions in clothing retail, the food service industry, etcetera. To expand your options, however, it’s worthwhile to check out some of the opportunities on campus to secure employment, make some mula, and get yourself back in the black.
U of T’s Career Centers are the best resource that the university provides for connecting employers with students. For St. George students, The Career Centre is in the Koffler Student Services Centre (located at 214 College St.) UTM students can find their Career Centre at 3359 Mississauga Rd., and UTSC students can head to the Academic Resource Centre, at 1265 Military Trail. Visit the Centres to participate in a number of workshops and courses meant to give your job hunt and resume the boost they need. The Career Centres also offer one-on-one appointments, with counselling services to help students explore careers, find jobs, prepare for interviews, and much more. On their websites, you can also browse a frequently updated list of job openings posted by employers, searchable by commitment level (part-time, full-time, casual or summer).
Also worth investigating through the Career Centre is the work-study program. Now open to all students, OSAP qualified or not, the work-study program is an opportunity for students in financial need to score an on-campus part-time job. More information can be found on the U of T careers website, careers.utoronto.ca.
Even without a special program, there are plenty of opportunities for work on campus. Jobs in libraries, dining halls, or janitorial services might not move at a mile-a-minute, but they offer a steady work environment with no further commute. Talk to your college or peruse library.utoronto.ca.