Thompson Rivers University

Work 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
  • Co-operative Education

    Please visit the Co-op site for more information.

  • Work Study

    There are approximately over 100 positions on campus for students who:

    • Are enrolled in a minimum of a 60% (full-time) course load
    • Maintain a 2.00 GPA
    • Are a Canadian Citizen

    How to Apply:

    1. Complete a Work Study Application through your MyTRU account. (Go to the Student Resources tab, under award applications in the Student awards area of the screen).
    2. If not on loan, you must also complete the TRU Bursary application.
    3. Pick up your Eligibility Form once its been approved.
    4. Contact the supervisor of a desired position for an interview. A list of positions is posted on the wall outside TRU Student Awards and Financial Support. If hired, please have the Eligibility Form completed and signed by the supervisor of the position.
    5. Return the completed Eligibility Form to the Student Awards and Financial Support 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
  • Teaching Assistants (GTA & UTA)

    Teaching Assistants work under the supervision of a Faculty Member. TAs are limited to 10 hours per week of employment to a maximum of 140 hours in any semester. First time TAs must attend an orientation session provided by the Centre For Teaching and Learning and an orientation session provided by the department on or prior to the first day of employment.

    Application Procedure:

    • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
      • Students applying for a UTA position must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at TRU, have completed at least 50% of their current program of study, be enrolled in at least 3.0 credits for the semester in which they would be employed as a UTA, and have at least a 3.5 GPA. In addition, UTAs must demonstrate English language proficiency.
      • Are enrolled in a minimum of a 60% (full-time) course load
      • Maintain a 2.00 GPA
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
      • Candidates applying for a GTA position must be enrolled in a graduate program at TRU and must demonstrate English language proficiency.

    Visit the Job Postings in Simplicity for details and how to apply.

  • 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.