Look for summer or part-time opportunities (on or off campus)
A part-time job can be a great way to gain valuable work experience, get references, expand your network, and make some money! Whether you’re looking for summer or part-time work on or off-campus, you’ll use all the same strategies and techniques you would use for pursuing a full-time job. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply! Many employers hire well in advance, particularly for summer positions.
On-Campus work for students
The Work/Study Program at York University provides eligible undergraduate students (domestic and international) with the opportunity to develop professional skills and contribute to the University through paid, on-campus employment opportunities.
General Work/Study, Leadership, Engagement and Ambassadorship Program (LEAP)
To view and apply to General Work/Study, Leadership, Engagement and Ambassadorship Program (LEAP) positions and you are a current York University employee and/or are using your rights under a collective agreement to view and/or apply for jobs, access the Employee Career Portal – YU Hire. Information and support for employees viewing and applying for jobs can be found on Applying for a Job at York page on yu link.
If you are an external applicant, access the External Career Portal. Information and support for external applicants can be found in the Using York University's External Career Portal toolkit.
Note: If you are an employee you must use your York U EMPLOYEE Passport York (PPY) account. If you are unsure if you have an EMPLOYEE PPY account, please visit the Computing for Faculty & Staff site.
Research at York (RAY)
To view and apply to Research at York (RAY) positions please visit the York U Career Centre website.
An on-campus job can be a convenient way to squeeze in some part-time work while studying and make some money right here at York while completing your degree. If you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible for some of York’s on-campus work programs. Visit the Student Financial Services website for more information and to complete the Student Financial Profile to determine whether or not you are eligible for the following programs.
Login to Experience York (Career Centre's online job posting system)and search by the "RAY" position type to find jobs posted by on-campus employers.
The Work/Study Program at York University provides eligible undergraduate students (domestic and international) with the opportunity to develop professional skills and contribute to the university through paid, on-campus employment opportunities. These on-campus work experiences will enrich and complement your classroom experiences. In addition, you will be given the support and tools needed to develop proficiency in core competencies that will contribute to your long term personal and professional success and develop your capacity to lead.
York University Work/Study Programs
York University offers 3 programs under the Work/Study umbrella:
General Work/Study - Provides student employees with a broad range of opportunities to contribute in support roles while developing valuable, relevant skills and work experience for the workplace. These roles offer a learning and development opportunity for work/study employees to receive experiential on-the-job training, guidance and mentorship. Under the guidance of permanent staff members, work/study employees will provide support to their relevant department/faculty in clerical, administrative and technical capacities.
Leadership, Engagement and Ambassadorship Program (LEAP) – LEAP positions focus on engaging undergraduate students in roles within the faculties, colleges, programs, or the university at large, that enhance the overall student experience at York University. LEAP roles allow students to develop skills such as leadership, peer mentoring, and peer support within the University setting and are less clerical in nature than the typical Work/Study position (e.g. less than 20% clerical). Examples of positions include YU Start Leader, Student Recruitment Ambassadors and Peer Educators/Mentors.
Research at York (RAY) – RAY positions support the research culture of the university and the undergraduate student academic experience by providing paid opportunities for eligible and qualified undergraduate students to participate in research projects with faculty members and fellow students. RAY positions involve undergraduate students in quality research activities that will provide them with hands-on research experience, and at the same time will provide the faculty member with meaningful research support.
Eligibility for Work/Study Programs
Information for Students
Career Centre Resources
- Group Activities
- Job Search and Networking Strategies: Learn how to uncover hidden opportunities and build relationships that maximize your job search efforts.
- Career Lounge: Pop-in with a quick question or bring a career document to work on and stay awhile.
- Career Fair: Come to the winter Career Fair to meet with employers looking to hire students for a variety of summer jobs.
- Online job postings
- Summer jobs & resources directory
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