While you’re studying, you can work on campus to acquire new skills or develop your existing ones, and learn about different types of work. At the same time, build your resume to impress future employers! Look for work that aligns with your interests. The following are types of work available on campus:
Do you want to find out what it’s like to work in departments such as business, counselling, horticulture, or student services? Work Study is an on-campus employment program, subsidized by the Student Awards and Financial Assistance department, for students who wish to gain more experience while studying full-time. Work-Study students are expected to work as support assistant to KPU faculty and other departments, working for a maximum of 15 hours a week. See available positions in KPU's job board, Career Connection.
Student Eligibility Criteria:
- Must be a domestic student.
- Have a minimum CGPA of 2.0
- Must show financial need. *To determine eligibility, please fill up the Work-Study Eligibility form.pdf and send it to the Student Awards and Financial Assistance Office.
- Must be a full-time student, enrolled in 9 credits or more throughout the term. (For summer, only a minimum of 3 credits needed to be eligible)
Spring 2020 Update: We have already reached our funding quota for Spring 2020. Please be informed that there will be no new postings for the Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters. The next callout for Work-Study will be for Fall 2020.
Current Work Study Employers: If you wish to extend your current work study student, please submit a Summer Extension form by Friday, April 10, 2020.
A Student Assistant position is on-campus employment for students working as support assistance for KPU faculty and staff. As a student assistant you will get valuable experience working in a variety of departments. Positions are available throughout the year. Please visit Career Connection to apply.
Open to all KPU eligible students (Domestic and International students).
Career Connection (KPU's Job Board)
In Career Connection you can find:
Work or Study Abroad
Aside for browsing for jobs and volunteer opportunities in Career Connection, you can also explore the possibility of working or studying abroad and gain valuable insights and understanding of different cultures and work environment.
Gain international work experience in your field of interest, through organizations such as Canada World Youth, Projects Abroad, Operation Groundswell, and Students Without Borders.
Consider studying in a field school, which allows you to continue your education abroad in places like Venice, New York and Columbia.
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
• Career Day
• Get Ready, Get Hired
• LinkedIn Photobooth
• Resume workshops
• Networking workshops and more!
• External employer events (job fairs or on-campus recruiting)
• Other Career Development Centre events
Also watch out for our weekly e-newsletter containing highlights of events and postings for the week!
For employment opportunities working as a staff or faculty member at KPU, please visit our Career Opportunities page.