How to find a job
Strapped for cash? Money on your mind? Working during your studies is a great way to develop your skills and gain job experience, all while earning a paycheque.
Laurier offers programs that provide on-campus part-time employment, with flexible hours to accommodate your class schedule, including:
- International Student Work Experience Program: Approval forms are due early in September.
- Laurier Work-Study Program: Submit the online application in LORIS early in September as this program fills up quickly.
The Laurier Students' Union also posts part-time job opportunities or you can simply approach an on-campus department that sparks your interest to see if they are hiring.
Interested in sharing your smarts? Provide a fellow Golden Hawk with academic support and earn money while doing it by applying for a position as a:
- Teaching Assistant: Contact the academic faculty of interest directly.
- Tutor: Contact the Waterloo Writing Centre, Brantford Writing and Study Skills Services, or the Accessible Learning Centre.
Alongside a variety of on-campus jobs, the Career Centre receives approximately 750 off-campus part-time job postings each year from local organizations. Checkout whether there is a job posting that is a good fit for you.
Resumé, Search and Interview Support
Improve your chances of getting hired by taking advantage of workshops provided by the Career Development Centre. As added incentive, receive a Career Development Certificate, a valuable addition to your resumé and Laurier Co-curricular Record.
The Career Development Centre is your go-to resource for:
- Job search and networking strategies.
- Utilizing social media.
- Resumé and cover letter writing.
- Interview preparation.
In addition, the Centre for Student Success is a great resource where you can develop learning strategies and your time management skills.
Although earning a paycheque is great, don’t forget to keep your eye on the prize and prioritize your studies.