Work Study Program Job Posting Guide

The Work Study Program provides students with demonstrated financial need the opportunity to meet their educational costs while developing transferable knowledge, skills, and attitudes through part-time, paid work experiences on campus during their registered term.

Funded through the Student Awards Office, qualifying job proposals submitted by departments will receive a reimbursement for wages and benefits paid to approved students.

Work Study Job Posting Instructions

  1. Proposing a New Work Study Job
  2. Re-posting an Existing Work Study Job
  3. Changing Work Study Job Owners
  4. Interviewing Work Study Candidates
  5. Making an Offer and Confirming Work Study Employment
  6. Frequently Asked Work Study Questions

Work Study Policies and Procedures exist to provide a fair and efficient process for students, supervisors, and hosting departments.

All supervisors and hosting department administrators should consult the Work Study Policies and Procedures annually to ensure they are being followed correctly.

All Work Study jobs must include 2-5 anticipated learning outcomes to support students in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to move their personal, academic, and professional goals forward. Learn more about writing learning outcomes for work experiences.

In keeping with best practices in experiential learning, all Work Study supervisors should integrate adequate time for goal setting, reflection, and feedback throughout each Work Study job. Learn more about integrating reflection and feedback into student employment.

For questions or support about developing or refining learning outcomes, reflection activities, or feedback opportunities, contact Daniel Poulin, Experiential Learning Specialist (dpoulin@uoguelph.ca).

The Summer 2020 Work Study cycle is now closed.

August 17, 2020 - early January 2021

September 11, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Questions and Support

Experiential Learning Support Team
experience@uoguelph.ca

  • Re-posting jobs
  • Proposing new jobs
  • Integrating experiential learning
  • Experience Guelph system

Student Awards Office
awards@uoguelph.ca

  • Work Study policies and procedures
  • Student eligibility
  • Reimbursements
  • Confirmations of employment

Experience Profiles

  • Can is an international co-op student at the University of Guelph who has been involved in experiential learning on campus from his first year here. He has worked on-campus, and is engaged in student clubs like the Guelph Student Investment Council and My World, My Choice. Can has completed co-op terms at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment and Fidelity Investments.