Tagged student employment

Why arts majors deserve more respect

By Aisha Sajid, February 1 2018 — Arts majors are often the punchline of jokes at the University of Calgary and the value of their degrees are often ignored. While they often aren’t considered as impressive as professional degrees attached to specific career paths, it’s time to change that thinking. Society has come to judge…

How students can set long-term financial goals

By Jesse Stilwell, January 29 2018 — Financial goals aren’t on the minds of many university students. But this isn’t a tradition students should continue. The financial realities of adulthood creep up on people faster than they expect and life is filled with unexpected expenses that can derail even the strongest financial plans. Many of…

Students should not glorify being busy

By Jesse Stilwell, November 28 2017 — University students are under constant pressure to be as well-rounded as possible. They are encouraged to take difficult classes, get high grades, join multiple clubs and most work part-time jobs so they can pay for expenses along the way. It’s a game of who can do the most…

On-call shifts exploit student workers

By Jesse Stilwell, April 27 2017 — Most post-secondary students have to balance a part-time job with school to manage their finances. These jobs give students valuable experiences and skills, but in Alberta, protection from unfair workplace practices for part-time workers in the customer service industry is lacking — specifically in retail and food service…

The SU must pay its employees fairly to promote its mandate

By Melanie Woods, April 4 2017 — The University of Calgary Students’ Union is currently hiring part- and full-time positions for the upcoming summer and academic year. These include roles like Social Media Coordinator, Volunteer Services Coordinator and Program and Events Assistant. These positions are designed to be filled by students and require around 10–15…

No interview follow-up is poor practice

By Saima Asad, March 14 2017 — For many students, university is a means to an end — and that end is getting a job. This endeavour is difficult in many ways, from creating that first application to attending the final interview and then waiting to hear the results. We’ve all been in the situation…

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