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Work for Student Life

Get involved by working or volunteering on campus! Opportunities are advertised in the Student Life eNews throughout the year. If you’re interested in volunteering, we have various events where we need greeters, speakers and event coordinators. For the Work Study opportunities listed below, the job postings can be found on GHworks during the hiring season.

First Year Experience (FYE) Leader (GHworks Job ID #6901)

First Year Experience (FYE) Leaders are mentors for first-year students in their academic program that help new students transition into university, build community, and gain familiarity with the campus and available resources. FYE Leaders provide valuable information regarding important dates, campus resources, student services, and on-campus events and activities to incoming students, both online and in-person.

During the summer, FYE Leaders will supervise Facebook groups of incoming students, answering questions and relating their positive personal experiences to their groups. During the Fall and Winter semesters, FYE Leaders will facilitate workshops for first-year students to support their success at UofGH, and promote and attend social events targeted to their FYE student groups.

FYE Leaders are hired annually through an application process in the Winter semester. Applications are due March 20.

Mascot – Swoop the Great Horned Owl Mascot (GHworks Job ID #3366)
Student performers have the opportunity to wear the mascot costume and bring Swoop’s personality to life! Swoop the Great Horned Owl is friendly, energetic, reliable, and excited to meet everyone on campus. Swoop attends on-campus events and activities held by Student Services departments, academic societies, awards banquets, and more, and creates a welcome and inclusive environment wherever they go!

The work schedule for Swoop student performers varies according to event times and dates. Learn more about Swoop and apply for this unique opportunity to show your passion for the University of Guelph-Humber!

Office Assistant (GHworks Job ID #6119)

Office Assistants support the Student Services department with administrative duties including event preparation and mail-outs. Hiring occurs on an as-needed basis throughout the year.

Student Life Assistant (GHworks Job ID #4130)

The Student Life Assistant performs administrative duties to support the Student Life department’s events, projects, and initiatives. Responsibilities include organizing student workers’ information, corresponding with internal and external partners, managing event registration processes, and coordinating supplies for student groups and events.

Hiring happens annually through an application process in the Winter semester. Applications are due March 20.

Student Transition and Resource Team (START) Leader (GHworks Job ID #1940)

Student Transition and Resource Team (START) Leaders act as student ambassadors for new students in the areas of student services, resources, and campus life. Year-round, they represent their program and the student population through campus tours, calling campaigns, and on-campus and off-campus events. During the academic year, START Leaders assist Student Recruitment in attracting applicants to the University.

START Leaders are hired annually through an application process in the Winter semester. Applications are due March 20.

Media Assistant (GHworks Job ID #6106 or 6542)

The Media Assistant develops new and updates existing marketing materials for Student Life, Career & Placement Services and Alumni Services. This role offers opportunities for photography, videography and video editing, and graphic design for events and social media accounts for various departments at the university. Preference will be given to students who are using this role for their internship in the Media Studies program, but all students are welcome to apply. Hiring occurs every semester.

*Your involvement in any of these listed opportunities with Student Life can be added to your Co-Curricular Record.

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