Earning While Learning: Opportunities Available To Students At Grenfell Campus
There are hundreds of on-campus jobs available to students while studying at Grenfell Campus!
By Melanie Callahan
There are hundreds of on-campus jobs available to students while studying at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Corner Brook campus.
Through programs such as the Memorial University Career Experience Program (MUCEP), the Student Work and Service Program (SWASP), Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) and student assistant programs funded directly through Grenfell’s budget, students gain not only income but valuable work experience that will boost their resumes as they begin their employment search following graduation.
Grenfell’s career centre hosts a mentoring program which provides students with valuable work experience during their final year of studies. Students from any of Grenfell’s undergraduate degree faculties can apply to be matched with potential employers in the student’s field of study.
The mentoring program creates opportunities for selected students to explore their occupational options. Students are connected with committed professionals in the workplace to gain first-hand knowledge and experience in a field of interest. Mentors can share information about their occupations and offer practical career related experience and advice.
The program allows students to:
- explore occupational fields of interest
- gain first-hand knowledge and experience in a profession
- create realistic career goals and effective career paths
This opportunity also:
- nurture students to gain confidence in their ability to connect with potential employers
- develop valuable employment networks
To complement the mentoring program, career services facilitates other career services such as learning lunches with industry professionals, employment preparation workshops, interview sessions and one-on-one career advising.
To learn more about Grenfell Campus, please visit www.grenfell.mun.ca