With spring around the corner, employers are currently seeking students to fill summer job opportunities.
Several summer student job postings are currently available to Brock University students, with many roles beginning in May and lasting until the end of August. Options for full-time and part-time work are available, as well as positions taking place on campus, off campus or remotely.
Brock students seeking employment for the Spring and Summer Terms are encouraged to visit the University’s CareerZone website.
Some on-campus positions currently listed on CareerZone include:
- Student Library Assistant
- Grounds Crew Summer Student
- MIWSFPA Ambassador
- Parking Services Office Assistant
- Residence Programming Assistant
- Student Services Summer Transitions Peer
Many off-campus roles in a variety of industries are also listed on CareerZone. Students can search for positions based on keywords and sort by location, position type, field or sector.
Brock Career Education Supervisor Kara Renaud (MEd ’17) says it’s important students have an idea of the type of role and the skills they want to develop before they begin their job search.
“No matter what type of job you’re looking for, it’s helpful to have some direction and focus,” Renaud says. “If you don’t have a good understanding of your skills and interests, then it makes a job search very challenging. Applying for a job takes time and strategic thought. Without having a good understanding of why you’re interested in a position and the value you bring to a company, it can be difficult to craft an application that will get noticed by employers.”
CareerZone offers students several career resources, such as tip sheets for finding positions on campus, with the government, internationally or that offer remote work; instructions and examples on how to craft cover letters, resumés and portfolios; interview best practices and questions; competency quizzes; and tips on how to create a professional brand image on social media.
In addition to CareerZone, students can check Workday for student job postings, which currently lists several opportunities for marker-graders and teaching assistants.
On-campus research employment opportunities are also available to students through Brock’s Match of Minds grant program. Applications require time to prepare and are due Friday, April 1.
Recreation Services, for example, is currently hiring students who hold the following Lifesaving Society (LSS) certifications:
- LSS National Lifeguard
- LSS Instructor
- LSS Emergency First Aid Instructor
- LSS Swim Instructor
- Standard First Aid CPR-C
Interested students can email Margaret Lizzotti at firstname.lastname@example.org
With a variety of options for spring and summer employment, Renaud suggests students be flexible and open minded about opportunities.
“Not every summer job will be directly related to a long-term career goal,” she says. “But students should think about the skills they want to develop and the kinds of opportunities that can help develop those skills.”