Job Postings

Search job postings and have new postings sent directly to your inbox.

Use  CareerLink to search for full, part-time or summer jobs and volunteer opportunities, and subscribe to have new postings sent directly to your inbox.

Co-ops and Internships

A number of organizations coordinate experiential learning opportunities such as internships, exchanges and leaderhip programs all over the world and in a range of industries. If you are interested in interning with a certain employer, be sure to check out the careers/opportunities section of their website as many have internship experiences. Also see VolunteeringStudy Abroad and International Job Links

Please note, the University of Saskatchewan is not affiliated with any of the organizations noted above and offers this list simply to provide other options for students to explore, not as an endorsement. Programs vary considerably so be sure to research each thoroughly and inquire about such details as application fees, location, stipends/honorariums, requirements, accommodations, flights, health insurance, work visas, contract lengths, etc.

Meet Employers

The Student Employment and Career Centre provides many events and opportunities for you to meet potential employers and brush up on your networking skills including:

  • Career Fairs
  • CareerMeetups
  • Employer Sessions

Working in Canada

If you are new to Canada it is important to understand the Canadian job search.

Job Search Tips

Knowing how to search for a job effectively can be as important as the specific qualifications required for the position.

Be aware of job scams

In order to protect yourself learn how to identify fake job opportunities.

Know yourself and your objectives

dentify what kind of job you want and what you have to offer an employer. Evaluate your strengths, weaknesses, abilities, education and experience and create a personal career profile that includes an inventory of your:

  • key skills, qualifications, and experiences
  • interests, values, and priorities
  • short-term and long-term goals
  • work preferences (where you would like to work, ideal work setting, with whom you would like to work and how you would like to work—with your hands, people, information).

Look for opportunities that are of interest to you and complement your personality and strengths. Not sure what those are?

Know the employer

Employers often perceive your research and preparation as a critical factor in the evaluation process because it reflects your interest and enthusiasm. Knowing as much as possible about an employer and the opportunity will help you:

  • see if you are interested in working them
  • find out about different types of jobs or oppportunties
  • tailor your resume and cover letter to the employer’s needs
  • prepare effectively for an interview

You can research in a number of ways:

Prepare your job search documents

Being able to promote your skills and experiences effectively will catch the attention of employers. All your documents should be up-to-date and designed to target specific career options.

Locate opportunities

You've done your research and your job search documents are polished and ready to go. Now it's time to find employers that are hiring.

The visible job market includes jobs that are advertised publicly in some way. It can mean a lot of competition, especially for entry-level positions. These types of positions are often found in newspapers, employer websites, and online job posting systems. 

The hidden job market includes opportunities that have not yet been identified or have been identified but have not yet been formally advertised. These positions are often filled by or created for candidates who come to an employer's attention through employee recommendations, referrals from trusted associates, recruiters or direct contact with the candidate. It is estimated that 80-90% of jobs are not advertised. To access the hidden job market, you have to contact people directly and become known to them; you must become more than just a piece of paper that crosses their desk.

Apply and followup

  • Keep track of when and what you have sent and who you have sent it to.
  • Write down follow up dates in your calendar. 
  • Take opportunities to re-connect with a previous contact. For example, check the status of your application or if you were unsuccessful in obtaining position you may call for to inquire about other positions available including upcoming projects that may create opportunities.
  • Be brief and sincere when speaking to your contacts.
  • Be prepared if you are offered an interview
  • Be sure to thank everyone in your network who assisted or referred you. 

Volunteering

Why volunteer

Volunteering and community involvement are rewarding ways to experience different career options, gain valuable work experience, and create contacts.

Employers like to see candidates that are well-rounded and take initiative to participate in their community.

Finding opportunties

CareerLink

Use CareerLink to search for volunteer opportunities, and subscribe to have new postings sent directly to your inbox.

PAWS

Many groups on campus post bulletins in PAWS when looking for volunteers.

Organizations

In addition to the postings systems above, contact organizations directly to see if they need help. Below is a list of groups on and off campus that frequently need volunteers.


All Education On Campus
OrganizationOn campus
AIESEC
Amnesty International U of S
Arts and Science Peer Mentor Program
Best Buddies
Big Brothers and Sisters of Saskatoon
Boys and Girls Club Saskatoon
CUSO International
Campus Clubs and Student Societies
Canadian Deafblind Association - Sask. Chapter Inc.
Canadian Executive Service Organization
Canadian Roots
Charity Village
Children's Discovery Muesum
Children's Miracle Network
Cosmopolitan Industries
Cross Cultural Solutions
Diabetes Canada
Disability Services for Students
ECUR 401 - Teaching and Learning in Community Education
Girl Guides of Canada
Global Gathering Place
Global Vision International
Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon
Idealist
International Women of Saskatoon
Junior Achievement Saskatchewan
Katimavik
Let's Talk Science
Lighthouse (Saskatoon)
LinkedIn for Volunteers
Make a Wish
Me to We
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Program
Peer Health Mentor
Persephone Theatre
Planet Volunteer
Project Oaks: Mental Health Advocacy Inc.
Projects Abroad
READ Saskatoon
Ronald McDonald House Saskatoon
STM Community Service-Learning
SWITCH (Student Wellness Initiative Toward Community Health)
Safewalk
Saskatchewan Intercultural Association
Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre
Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre Garden Patch
Saskatoon Friendship Inn
Saskatoon Health Region
Saskatoon Open Door Society
Saskatoon SPCA
Saskatoon Sports Council
Start2Finish
Student Leadership Community of Practice (SLCoP)
The Word On The Street Saskatoon
Transitions Abroad
USSU Food Centre
USSU Help Centre
USSU Pride Centre
USSU Women's Centre
United Way Saskatoon Volunteer Database
Uniterra
Volunteer Canada
Volunteer International
Volunteer World
Volunteering Journeys
Volunteering Solutions
World University Service of Canada
Youth Challenge International

Would you like to appear in this list? Let us know about your organization and the leadership or learning opportunities you have available to our students. If you have a specific opportunity to post, use CareerLink: it's free to post an opportunity even to groups off-campus.

Getting Help

The Student Employment and Career Centre (SECC)  is here to assist you with all aspects of your career and job search.

The SECC offers:

  • Job postings
  • ResumeTalks - Develop and discuss your job search documents.
  • Career Coaching - Talk about your career choices and goals and identify the direction you need to take.
  • InterviewTalks and Mock Interviews -  Develop, practice and polish your interview skills.
  • Career Assessments - Understand yourself so you can establish clear career goals and make informed career decisions.
  • Career Fairs - an expo in September and college focused fairs through the year
  • CareerMeetUps - opportunities to find out more about specific industries directly from employers
  • Employer Sessions - detailed information about key employers before major application deadlines

Upcoming SECC events

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