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Cheat sheet - Working on campus

You can work on campus in many areas:

  • Aramark

    What you need to know:

    1. The number of Aramark positions is limited. Not everyone can get a job with Aramark. Aramark employs up to 40 TRU students in the fall and winter, including a large percentage which are International. Some of these positions require previous experience (for example food prep cook). Some of these positions are filled by students who return to work for Aramark each fall. So the number of vacant positions is limited.
    2. Being hired by Aramark is a competitive process. You must be selected and no student is guaranteed work with Aramark.
    3. Selection is based on the information in your resume* and your performance in a personal interview with Aramark.
    4. Preference will be given to students who have food services experience.

    Application Procedure:
    Submit your resume outlining the days and times of the week you are available and your work preference (Cashier, kitchen, catering, etc) to the Food Services Director in the Campus Activity Centre, Room 123. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    ARAMARK Higher Education, Thompson Rivers University
    CAC Room 123, 900 McGill Road
    Kamloops, BC, Canada
    V2C 5N3

    Phone: 250-37-5720
    Fax: 250-371-5978
  • Work Study

    There are approximately 80 positions on campus for students who:

    • Have an approved government loan
    • Are enrolled in a minimum of a 60% (full-time) course load
    • Maintain a 2.00 GPA

    How to Apply:

    1. Complete and submit an application form (can be picked up from the TRU Financial Aid & Awards Office, Old Main 1611) for assessment. Out-of-province students must attach a copy of their loan document or a copy of an official notification of award from their home province.
    2. Pick up your Eligibility Form from the Financial Aid and Awards Office, once its been approved.
    3. Contact the supervisor of a desired position for an interview. A list of positions is posted on the wall outside the Financial Aid and Awards Office. If hired, please have the Eligibility Form completed and signed by the supervisor of the position.
    4. Return the completed Eligibility Form to the Financial Aid & Awards office and make an appointment with a student Finance Advisor to complete payroll/HR paperwork. Please bring a void cheque with you to your appointment.

    Students must not begin work until paperwork is complete.

    View more information at TRU Work Study.

  • TRU Student Union

    TRUSU will hire about 24 students a year to work at the information booths, front desk, and student run coffee shops.

    Application Procedure:
    In July, TRUSU will post a notice indicating their auxiliary positions.

    • Hiring will take place during the summer with training in late August. They also post throughout the year on an as needed basis.
    • Student will go to the TRUSU office in the Campus Activity Centre to submit a resume.
    • Students are paid $10/hour
  • NSERC/ SERC Grants

    Faculty members vie for funding from a variety of sources to engage in research. Often they will hire upper level students to assist with this research. At any given time there are 20-25 students engaged in research work on campus.

    Application Procedure:
    Students will typically apply directly to individual faculty members who secure research funding. These positions are contract positions so they are technically outside of TRU collective agreements.

  • RESL/U-REAP Program

    The purpose of the CUEF U-REAP is to provide an opportunity for talented undergraduate students to engage in original, independent research, scholarship and the production of creative works. 25-30 students participate a year. The standard award will be $4500 over the course of the project which will be in the form of a scholarship.

    Application Procedure:

    • Call for proposals will go out at the beginning of each term for the following submission deadlines:
      • During the last week of October
      • During the second week of February (before break)
    • Student completes the application form submitted to the Office of the Associate Vice President Research and Graduate Studies
    • The adjudication committee reviews proposals
    • Successful applicants will be informed within one month of the submission date
  • Service Learning Non Paid

    Service Learning provides students (both individuals and cohorts of up to five students) with faculty supervised opportunities for civic participation and community involvement. Service Learning carries elective credit: third- and fourth-year students may take count up to six credits of Service Learning toward their degrees; with departmental approval, Service Learning courses that are directly related to the students program of study may be used to satisfy Majors requirements.