Sunshine and warmer weather are upon us as the winter term ends and the spring/summer terms begin. May to August is usually a quieter time of year on campus, but there’s still plenty of things to do if one happens to be around. I’ve spent a few of my summers on-campus, and have learned there’s actually a lot of ways to still get involved over the summer, in addition to soaking up some sun and enjoying the outdoors! (note: make sure to protect that skin with some sunscreen!)
Here’s some ways to get involved if you find yourself on campus this summer:
Work Study and On-campus jobs
If you’re taking at least 1.0 credits continuously from May to August, why not apply to a work study position to save some money this summer and gain some work experience?
If you’re not taking any courses this summer, then you can always apply to on-campus jobs.
Work in student life areas such as:
- Academic Success
- Accessibility Services
- Career Exploration and Education
- Centre for International Experience
- Centre for Community Partnerships
- First Nations House
- Health & Wellness Centre
- Innovation Hub
- Multi Faith Centre
- Student & Campus Community Development
- Student Experience
Apply to work study or on-campus jobs on CLNx (note: CLNx will be down April 22-29, 2019 due to system upgrades).
Events and Workshops
Need help with your job search or applying to jobs? Or want to improve your leadership skills? Improve study habits? There’s lots of events and workshops from Academic Success, the Career Centre and Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs. Here’s some examples:
- Skills to improve your concentration and memory
- Planning for research and assignments
- Managing procrastination and increasing motivation
- Check out the full list of workshops
- Resume and Cover Letter
- Talking to Professionals
- Exploring Meaningful Work
Leadership, Mentorship & Clubs
- Learning to Lead Full Day (check out the blog I wrote on last year’s event)
- Summer ULead
- Explore Your Strengths (also wrote some blogs on this 4 part workshop series)
To find and sign up for events and workshops, check out the CLNx Events & Workshops calendars.
Re-imagining Leadership Retreat
Collaborate, reflect and connect with other U of T leaders (of any level/experience) on this weekend retreat to Trent University.
• Pre-Retreat: May 24, 2019 12 – 3 p.m. at U of T St. George
• Retreat: May 31 to June 2, 2019 at Trent University
• Post-Retreat: June 7, 2019 12 – 3 p.m. at U of T St. George
Application open until May 10, 2019 at 9am.
Clubs Presidents’ Retreat
(sometime in August)
Presidents of Clubs on the St. George campus are invited to gain more leadership training and engage in discussions with other club presidents. Check out the student life page for more updates on the retreat further into the summer.
SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone
Get training in SafeTALK this summer to learn how to help people having thoughts of suicide by connecting them to more specialized intervention care and resources.
Summer 2019 training dates:
• Thursday, May 16, 1 – 5 p.m.
• Tuesday, June 18, 1 – 5 p.m.
• Wednesday, July 10, 1 – 5 p.m.
SafeTALK training is offered all-year round to all students, visit the student life page for more info and resources.