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DEVELOPING PROFESSIONAL LEADERS WITH HEART

At Huron, our Career Development team will help you plan your future.  We help you gain the experiences and skills necessary for standing out in a competitive workforce.  Whether you are hoping to be employed directly after you graduate or make the transition into graduate school, our team is here to help you achieve your career goals! 

Student Opportunities

Internships
Volunteer

Internships
 
Internships are paid work-integrated learning opportunities that will provide you with experience to add to your resume or curriculum vitae.  At Huron, we work with our students to help you acquire a paid internship by the time you graduate.  

During the academic year (September - April), jobs are part-time, which usually consists of anywhere from 5-20 hours per week.  Internships available during the Summer (May-August) term can be either part-time or full-time depending on the nature of the position.

Career internships are not-for-credit opportunities that allow students to earn an income while gaining work experience in an area of interest.  

Meet Inam.

Career internships are available both on and off campus.  During the Fall/Winter (September-April) term, jobs are part-time, which usually consists of anywhere from 5-20 hours per week.  Internships available during the Summer (May-August) term are both part-time and full-time depending on the nature of the position . If you need any support with choosing which opportunity is the best fit, please reach out to our Coordinator, Careers & Internships.

Academic Internships Huron offers academic internships for Management and Organizational Studies (MOS) students in their 3rd-year of study.  Internship placement range from 8-16 months full-time employment anywhere across the globe.  Learn more about the application process for MOS Internships here.  

Research Internships Research opportunities are rare at most undergraduate institutions, but are very common practice at Huron.  Huron's Centre for Undergraduate Research Learning (CURL) was established to promote personalized student mentorship and research collaboration.  Student Research Fellowships are a form of research internships, which are paid in the form of a $1,500 award.  CURL Student Research Fellows conduct research in an area that interests themselves, while being mentored by a Huron faculty member. Meet Ruth  Research Assistants are students who work directly for Huron faculty members. Research Assistants experience first-hand what it is like to be part of a research study, particularly ini their faculty mentor's area of research. 

Entrepreneurial Internships Huron has partnered with the Small Business Centre to offer students mentorship and financial support to create their own company and start a new summer business! For more information click here. 

Interested students will prepare individual business plans in January and are expected to run their company from May to August. 

Contact the Career Development Team to learn more.  bpodolin@uwo.ca, 519.438.7224 ext. 196
 

Huron’s vision is to ensure that every student experiences the value of civic engagement through volunteer activities and service prior to graduating.  Volunteering provide students with the opportunity to learn by giving back to the community, furthering their development as Leaders with Heart. 
At Huron, volunteer experiences are unpaid opportunities where students donate their time to serve their community. These experiences provide valuable insights into the opportunities, strengths and needs of the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities can be short-term, long-term or project based.  Students can work in areas suited to them.  At Huron, we work one-on-one with students to help you get involved in an area of interest, on campus or in the community

1.  Campus Opportunities – include, but are not limited to:

•    Participation in clubs
•    Supporting campus events
•    Assisting with academic initiatives
•    Assisting with Student Council as Commissioners or Year Representative
•    Residence Council and its initiatives 
•    Assisting with departmental initiatives in a student leadership capacity

2.   Community Based Opportunities – Volunteer opportunities are available on a local, national, and global scale for student participation and can short or long-term.  Community based opportunities include, but are not limited to:

•    Supporting local non-profit organizations
•    Supporting local community and neighbourhood resource centres
•    National and Global Relief Efforts
•    Annual local events
•    Tutoring programs
•    Volunteer and service opportunities abroad

Get Involved
Student Group Volunteer Application 

Connect Megan Dykstra, Coordinator of Volunteer and Service Learning 
Drop by her office, Rm W35, or book an appointment.

Contact:  519.438.7224 x 852, megan.dykstra@huron.uwo.ca

Tell us what you’re interested in – Online application


Events

Volunteer Services Information Session
10:30am – 12:00pm, Library Breakout Room

  • Interested in gathering from volunteer experience? Come learn about Huron’s newly formed Volunteer Service initiative and how we can support you in getting involved in the community, as well as some exciting group volunteer opportunities that you can sign up to be involved with!

Volunteer with the London Public Library
9:30am – 2:15pm 

  • Huron will be supporting the London Public Library’s Family Literacy Day on Saturday January 26th from 9:30am – 2:15pm. Students will volunteer their time to support various logistical and creative positions (registration, crafts, face painting, literacy activities, food serving, etc.). All students who attend are required to attend a mandatory 1.5 hour training session in advance of this volunteer opportunity. There are 15 spots available to volunteer. Sign up HERE to attend.

    Spots will be secured on a first-come-first-served basis. Transportation is not provided.

February 26th, 9:00am – 1:00pm – Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity ReStore

  • Huron Students will be volunteering with Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore on February 26th from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Students will volunteer their time to support Habitat for Humanity's ReStore facility for 5 hours. All students who attend are required to attend a mandatory 1.5 hour training session in advance of this volunteer opportunity. There are 10 spots available to volunteer. Sign up HERE to attend. 

    Spots will be secured on a first-come-first-served basis. Transportation will be provided for this opportunity.

March 12th, 12:00pm - 2:30pm – Volunteer with March Break Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of London

  • On Tuesday March 12th there are 10 spots available for Huron Students to volunteer as a group at the Boys & Girls Club of London from 12:00 – 2:30 pm. Students will volunteer their time to support various activities within the March Break Camps offered at the Boys & Girls Club for 2 hours. All students who attend are required to attend a mandatory 1.5 hour training session in advance of this volunteer opportunity. Sign up HERE to attend. 

    Spots will be secured on a first-come-first-served basis. Transportation is not provided.

 
Open Volunteer Opportunities - see our job board

 

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  • Huron was not an easy set of years for me – I had to work really hard. I only saw results when I put in the time, and Huron taught me the importance of putting in that time.
    Adam Deif, BA'04
    Head of Industry, Google
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  • Inam completed a full-time summer internship at London Economic Development Corporation. Inam is now President of HUCSC, where he is paid to lead student council initiatives and representatives. These internships have provided Inam with diverse work-related experiences where he can showcase a range of hard and soft transferable skills that will add value to his career after graduation. ...
    Inam Teja
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  • Ruth’s project examined community and individual responses to Canada’s points-based immigration system, as well as the problem of inoperative foreign credentials. Ruth’s research internship and career-based internship at Good Neighbours demonstrated her commitment to knowledge and community development, which has led her into her Master’s of Arts degree.
    Ruth Lebelo-Almaw
    Model NATO Conferences
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Employers & Almuni

Hire a Student
Be a Mentor
Need a Volunteer

Huron offers a variety of student internship possibilities to pair the right student skills with your business needs.   We provide personalized, one-stop assistance throughout the hiring, onboarding and review processes.

Why hire a Huron student intern?

  • Attract top candidates.  
  • Recruit and train future potential employees.
  • Gain new, leading-edge transferable skills and a contagious willingness to learn.
  • Free up time to devote to other projects.  
  • Share your expertise and develop industry talent.


Contact Us - 519.438.7224 ext. 412, hirehuron@huron.uwo.ca 

 

Huron

 

                                                                                                     

Huron’s Mentorship Program connects Huron Alumni with student mentees who are eager to learn more about a specific industry. Huron's Alumni help to support our mission of developing "Leaders with Heart" by sharing valuable insights into their career path, roles, successes, challenges, and industry.

Become a Mentor Application

Contact Us:   519.438.7224 ext 852,  Volunteer@Huron.uwo.ca

Huron’s vision is to ensure that every student experiences the value of civic engagement through volunteer activities prior to graduating. If you are looking for volunteers to compliment and support the work you are doing, please contact us!

If a volunteer opportunity is event or project based, please provide 3-4 weeks’ notice of the opportunity to ensure successful recruitment of volunteers. 

Volunteer Request Form 

Contact Us - Volunteer@Huron.uwo.ca,  519.438.7224 x852

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  • Huron University is always working to develop opportunities outside of the classroom for the University's incredible Leaders with Heart
    Sarah Noad
    AVP, Community Partnerships
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  • We want to ensure great employers are connecting with our students so they can explore potential career paths while gaining meaningful work experience
    Britney Hunter
    Coordinator, Careers & Internship
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  • Volunteerism teaches our students to be more empathetic and engaged citizens who cultivate compassion and positive changes in their communities.
    Megan Dykstra
    Coordinator, Volunteer and Service Learning
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Services

Career Advising
Mentorship Program
Workshops & Events
Career Development Resources

Huron’s Career Development team will help you map out the best path for achieving your career goals. Plan early so you can gain as many experiences as you can before you graduate.

  • 1:1 Appointments
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Cover Letter and Resume Development
  • Interview Preparation
  • Navigating Career Resources and Self-Assessment
  • Job Shadow & Networking
  • Employer Connections and Employer Presentations and Events
  • Job Market Opportunities
  • Research Industries and Companies
  • Self-Marketing
  • On-Campus Jobs
  • Graduate school application review

Book a one-on-one appointment to determine your annual goals to ensure that you have a full resume by the time you graduate from Huron! 

Join Huron’s Career Network!  Stay informed about career services and internship opportunities via email? Subscribe here!   Unsubscribe here

Contact:  Britney Hunter, bpodolin@huron.uwo.ca, 519.438.7224  ext 196

Huron’s Mentorship Program encourages career and academic mentorship among our students and alumni.  This program nurtures professional relationships that reflect the needs and objectives of our community and Huron’s mission to develop Leaders with Heart.

The Mentorship Program provides junior students with the opportunity to learn and network with senior students to gain insight into academic and career processes.  Senior students are provided with the opportunity to receive industry specific guidance from Huron Alumni. 

Find a Mentor application 

For Senior Huron students interested in being a mentor to a Junior Student.

Be a Student Mentor

Contact: Volunteer@Huron.uwo.ca, 519.438.7224  ext. 852
 

Huron hosts a suite of professional development workshops and events to help students shape their futures! Check out upcoming events by filtering to Category "Career Development", click here

Further to Huron’s offerings, Western offers a full compliment of additional workshops, events, training and internship opportunities at Career Central. 

Contact: Britney Hunter, bpodolin@uwo.ca, 519.438.7224  ext 196

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Contact: Britney Hunter, bpodolin@uwo.ca, 519.438.7224  ext 196

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MOS Internships

The Management & Organizational Studies (MOS) Internship Program, aims to provide an 8 – 16 month practical degree-related experience in an employment setting.  

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Key Contacts

Britney Hunter

Coordinator, Careers & Internships
519.438.7224 ext. 196
bpodolinuwo.ca
W34

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.                  Monday - Friday

Megan Dystra

Coordinator, Volunteer and Service Learning
519.438.7224 ext 852
megan.dykstrahuron.uwo.ca
W25

Sarah Noad

AVP, Community Partnerships
519.438.7224 ext 412
sarah.noadhuron.uwo.ca
W26