5 Ways to Find a Student Job During University

By Concordia University Modified on April 03, 2023
Tags : Campus Life | Careers | Money

Concordia University in Montreal offers lots of ways to find student employment, both on-campus and off.

5 Ways to Find a Student Job During University

While Montreal is Canada's most affordable major city, students run a tight budget. At Concordia University, we're lucky to be surrounded by incredible restaurants, festivals, events, and more. Many are free, but earning extra money can help you make the most of your time in the city.

Getting a part-time job while you're in school might seem scary, but working while studying has many meaningful benefits, including:

  • Making extra $$$!
  • Gaining practical experience for your resumé
  • Building your professional network
  • Learning crucial time management skills

Plus, if you're an international student, your Study Permit allows you to work up to 20 hours per week.

Don't fear the student job hunt: Concordia's Financial Aid and Awards Office has plenty of options for you to make money while studying.

5 Ways to Find a Student Job During University

1. Paid internships

Want a serious career boost? Concordia's Co-op program offers undergraduates the opportunity to complete paid internships as part of their degree. Work (and get paid) at a company in your field to get a taste of a future career path. Some students even say that their Co-op term was a life-changing experience!

2. Work-study program

Want that cash flow, but don't want to overload your schedule? If you have financial need, you're eligible to apply for Concordia's work-study program. These jobs are designed with student timetables in mind, meaning you can only work up to 20 hours per week — perfect for balancing studies and employment.

3. On-campus jobs

Looking for valuable job experience without having to commute across the city? Look no further than campus — Concordia hires many students on a part- or full-time basis! Finding a job that complements your studies is a great way to spice up your resumé while connecting with the Concordia community.

5 Ways to Find a Student Job During University

4. Campus Ex-L Program

Ready to step outside of the classroom and apply your studies in a practical way? Gain hands-on job experience with the Office of Experiential Learning's Campus Ex-L Program. Browse for short- or long-term projects at Concordia and move towards the next level of your career!

5. Off-campus job resources

If you'd like to work off campus, the job boards are plentiful. The Concordia Student Union's Off-Campus Housing and Job Resource Centre listings are a goldmine for opportunities in Montreal.

5 Ways to Find a Student Job During University

But first, check out the Student Success Centre's Career and Planning Services — not only do they have job listings, but they also host mock interviews and can help with resumé writing. You'll be ready to find quality work experience in no time!

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