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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Jobs you can work as a University Student

December 1, 2022

Ontario Tech University provides terrific opportunities for students to gain work experience while exploring jobs that fit their interests and passions. From administration to creative arts to digital media to community building, you have the option to explore many different items that will facilitate your summer (full-time) or school year (part-time) employment. I present to you the outstanding University Works Program! Click here for more information on program information, career readiness, training, etc. Now let’s explore the jobs!


Before we get started, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the requirements for success. Click here to see the conditions for both domestic and international students.


Academic Advising Assistant 

In this role, you will assist in planning and facilitating Faculty-specific orientation events, help new students understand the course selection process, assist with administrative duties for First-Year Advising Team and participate in Faculty recruitment events. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, and organizational skills and is detail-oriented. 

Peer Tutor

The Peer Tutor will conduct one-on-one tutoring focusing on subject-specific concepts or specific skills that necessitate improvement. Each appointment will be conducted at an appropriate pace and instruction level suitable to the tutee’s individual needs. 

Subject areas: 

  • Business and IT
  • Engineering
  • Health Science
  • Math
  • Nursing
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Study skills
  • Writing

PASS Leader

The Peer Assisted Study Sessions are a peer-led group study program that focuses on mastering difficult courses. They are led by upper-year students who have completed the associated courses. PASS leaders also re-attend all course lectures and create appropriate activities to conduct weekly group study sessions. 

Some Core Objectives:

  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their  learning 
  • Encourage collaborative work among students 
  • Help discover connections between and within concepts 

Peer Success Facilitator 

The Peer Success Facilitator helps students develop robust learning strategies in various spheres, including time management, study strategies, exam preparation, multiple choice exams etc. You will be responsible for providing one-on-one appointments and facilitating Stride learning skills workshops. 

Some Core Objectives: 

  • Mentor students on a one-on-one and small-group basis
  • Facilitate engaging and interactive Stride learning skills workshops 
  • Liaise closely with the Academic Skills Coordinator to track progress

Student Programs Assistant: Mentorship 

As part of Student Engagement and Equity, the Student Programs Assistant: Mentorship will work collaboratively to support the logistics and initiatives that foster student engagement throughout the university. This will include initiatives such as tracking student-leader engagement and assisting with coordinating programs. 

Some General responsibilities include:

  • Provide regular updates on student-leader engagement and tracking 
  • Assist with the planning and facilitation of student community-building events and engagement initiatives
  • Provide administrative support to the Student Engagement and Equity suite for students, as needed
  • Participate in the cultivation of a safe, open-minded, non-judgmental, and culturally sensitive environment for both students and staff 
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Student Engagement and Equity team 


Specialized Role-focused activities include: 

  • Mentorship Programs
  • Attend all Peer Leader Program training dates and retreats
  • Attend Peer Leader Program events 
  • Develop and engage in online Peer Leader community 
  • Liaise with Senior Peer Leaders
  • Attend Peer Leader meetings for each Faculty
  • Assist with the planning and facilitation of community events 

Tour Guide with the Registrar’s Office 

There are several positions to choose from while working with the Registrar’s Office, one of which is a Tour Guide. You help host groups that will include but are not limited to, prospective students and their parents, high school students, and visiting individuals. You will offer advice to incoming Ontario Tech students or prospective students. You will provide information on Ontario Tech, including programs, Student Life (clubs, groups, societies), athletics (intramurals, FlexCentre, varsity), residence, and experiential learning opportunities (co-ops, internships). You will email confirmations with tour information to prospective students who register for campus tours. You will conduct tours at north and downtown campus locations over Google Meets for virtual tours. This a great position to advocate for the school and bring forward your passion and experience to inspire others to choose Ontario Tech University. 

The ideal candidate has excellent organizational skills, communication skills and teamwork skills. 

Faculty-Specific Lab Assistant 

Certain faculties will often require assistance with preparing lab setups specific to courses running in the summer months. The responsibilities can vary but generally include performing experiments, conducting safety assessments and specific experimental procedures. Overall, a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience. 

The ideal candidate will possess strong time management, organization skills and exceptional attention to detail. Be enrolled in the applicable programs with mandatory prerequisites and possess familiarity with lab equipment. 

Digital Community Assistant 

The Digital Community Assistant creates content specific to the collaborative department's instructions/needs alongside one's creative outlook. The blog consists of 7 main themes: Awareness, Career, Lifestyle, Opinion, Student Experient, Study, and Wellness, and it is open to other ideas that spark one's interests! There is also an opportunity to contribute to the podcast, quizzes, and the many creative and engaging Digital Community Crew Initiatives! 

These are just some of the many positions offered by University Works! To explore others and see if they pique your interest, check them out at the Student Life Portal! The experience you gain through this program will propel you in the future when you are in the real world seeking jobs. With the knowledge you bring to the table, you will be able to share competitive experience and obtain great success in obtaining those positions. I think this serves as a great starting point, and what better place to start than your very own school? The University Works Program is an experience like no other, and I highly encourage you to apply!