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Work Study applications are submitted in the form of a job posting via our Student Job Board (with some extra fields). The job posting will not be view-able by students unless approved for funding.
Login to the UBCO Student & Alumni Job Board to set up an employer account or sign in to your existing account.
Click ‘Post a Job’ – Proposals submitted for the Work Study Program serve two purposes: (1) to apply for funding, and if approved for funding, (2) as a job posting to advertise the Work Study opportunity to students.
Click ‘Yes’, this is a Work Study Job Proposal, and choose UBCO Work Study as the ‘Position Type’.
If you would like to update a previous Work Study job proposal, choose the posting you’d like to update from ‘Show Archived’.
Fill in all of the remaining required fields as you would for a regular job posting.
Indicate the number of hours you are requesting for the Summer Session (May to August) and then for the Winter Session (September to April).
Fill out the Student Learning Components detailing how your position would be an outstanding opportunity for a student. (250-word limit, 0.5 point deductions for sections over the word limit)
Submit your job proposal before 11:59 PM (PST) on the application end date.
Your Work Study application serves two purposes. First as an application for funding, and if funding is approved, as a job posting for students to view and apply on.
The goal of the Work Study program is to fund outstanding student employment opportunities: Keep this in mind when writing your application. Focus on the benefits for the student.
Use non-technical terms: The readers scoring your application may not be familiar with your subject area and it is difficult to score an application when the content isn’t understood.
Review the rubric: Your application is scored based on how well the opportunities aligns with the student learning outcomes, identified on the scoring rubric. Use the rubric as a resource to ensure you are articulating the student experience.
Take your time: Funding is allocated based on the quality of your application, not how early you apply.
All Work Study applications are read and scored blindly by two different members of the Evaluation Committee according to the scoring rubric below. Members of the committee do not score applications from their own department. The average of the two scores is used in the final rankings for funding. Applicants are funded based on how well they scored. Applications that are deemed not to meet program criteria will not be considered.
The Evaluation Committee is comprised of a cross section of faculty and staff from across campus. Each faculty/department applying for funding should be prepare to have someone sit on the evaluation committee. If you would like to represent your faculty/department on the committee, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are stripped of department and supervisor name and are read and scored by two different members of the committee according to the scoring rubric below. The average of the two scores is used for ranking purposes against all other Work Study funding applications.
UBC’s Okanagan campus is situated on the territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation