On-Campus Employment Provides Student-First Approach – STUdents Share Their Experiences

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Each year, STU offers STUdents around 70 on-campus job opportunities, allowing them to gain work experience in a large variety of positions while they study.


From working with faculty to student services, among many other opportunities, on-campus employment is a fantastic option for STUdents seeking work experience throughout their studies, which offers more flexibility to work around busy student schedules.


STUdent Gabrielle Campbell


Gabrielle Campbell smiling

Third-year Fine Arts and English Language and Literature STUdent Gabrielle Campbell has worked as an IT Lab Assistant since first year.


“I love the convenience of working on campus,” said Campbell, who came to STU from Medicine Hat, Alberta. “Being able to work around my class schedule is super accommodating, especially during the busy exam season.”


Campbell’s job entails helping fellow students with anything they need in the lab, from printing to resetting passwords.


“When you work on-campus, you are supported as a student first.”


STUdent Ellie Namit


Student Ellie Namit on campus

Third-year Sociology and Human Rights STUdent from Fredericton, Ellie Namit, has worked several on-campus jobs during their time at STU. Currently, they are working as an Assistant Student Success Coach, Chair of the Student Representative Council, and a Peer Tutor in Sociology.


“I’ve enjoyed engaging with a wide variety of members of the STU community, getting hands-on experience in my field of study, and learning and developing skills alongside my peers,” said Namit.


In their various roles, Namit conducts one-on-one meetings with STUdents to help them develop time management skills, organizes group study sessions and workshops, ensures STUSU Student Representative Council meetings are organized and in accordance with the Constitution, By-Laws and Policies, and tutors STUdents in Sociology.


“On-campus employment is a great way to build connections, get hands-on experience, and gain skills that will be incredibly valuable for the future,” said Namit.


STUdent Kensy Alonso


Student Kensy Alonso smiling on campus

Second-year international STUdent Kensy Alonso started her position as a Residence Life Programming Assistant in October while balancing a double major in International Relations and Human Rights.


“My job has allowed me to create new connections with people around campus,” said Alonso who came to STU from Honduras.


In her position, Alonso helps to execute social media plans and events for residents at STU.


“No one will understand your academic stress better than your supervisor on-campus; they make balancing work and school much easier.”


Alonso wants STUdents to not to think twice about applying for on-campus employment if they hope to work throughout their studies.


“I would recommend working on campus because you can gain experience that helps you obtain important skills and experiences to prepare you for professional life after university.”


How to find on-campus employment


On-campus jobs are posted throughout the year and can be found and applied for directly through the Learning in Action platform.


Keep an eye on your student email, frequently check the Learning in Action on-campus jobs board, follow STU Experiential Learning and Career Development on Instagram and Facebook, and speak with Erin Feicht, STU’s Career Development Advisor, to learn about upcoming opportunities.