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Career Services

Career services available to students are career coaching, job search guidance, employment database access, resume preparation, and interview training. In addition to these services, we also provide students with access to printed and/or online materials such as career resource books, job classifieds, and job search handouts.

For more information contact our Professional Learning Director.

Campus Employment

The Campus Student Employment program provides University College and Seminary students with the opportunity to secure part-time employment during the school year. Campus employment allows students to make an income while at the same time provides an opportunity for valuable work experience. Download the Providence App and click on the Jobs tile to see all campus employment opportunities and to apply.

Employment is open to all full-time University College and Seminary students (UC: 12+ credit hours; Seminary: 9+ credit hours) and requires each applicant to provide a resume. International students must obtain a Canadian Social Insurance Number and be enrolled in a degree program to be eligible for part-time campus employment. Students may apply for any jobs for which they qualify (there is not limitation or restriction on how many jobs a student may apply for). Each position will have its own application deadline.

Faculty/staff supervisors will be responsible for all hiring decisions. Job acceptance will be confirmed with the student upon receiving their job offer from the supervisor and the completion of a Student Employment Contract. This contract must be returned to the Professional Learning Director.

Payment

Most positions will be paid Manitoba minimum wage, however, some jobs may pay more. Payments will be made on a semi-monthly basis through electronic direct-deposit payroll. To receive payment, all student employees must have a bank account in a Canadian chartered banking institution.

Working Hours

The hours allocated to each employment position will depend on the job and its requirements. The maximum allowable hours per student employee is 12 work hours per week. Students may secure more than one position, but not accumulate more than 12 hours of work per week.

Off-Campus Employment

Students seeking off-campus employment opportunities can view listings on the External Job Listings page.

Get the support you need during your time at Providence! Whether you think your needs are big or small, we're here to help. Our counselling services are available to all Providence students either free of charge or subsidized through our M.A. in Counselling program. Counselling provides students with the opportunity to pursue personal growth and to receive assistance while working through difficult experiences. Not sure what to talk to us about? Here are some ideas:

  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Abuse
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction

Interested students can contact our Intake Counsellor who will provide a brief assessment and set you up with one of our M.A. in Counselling students or with an external Counselling professional.

Please also reference our full list of Student Resources.

Regulations

By law and professional ethics, any counselling/intake sessions are strictly confidential. No information will be given out to anyone unless you sign a written consent for release of information. Any instances where this may happen would be discussed with you thoroughly before hand. The following exceptions apply:

  • Children, elderly and dependent adults must be protected. A counsellor is legally and ethically required to report abuse of a vulnerable person.
  • Your life and the lives of others must be protected. If a counsellor has reason to believe your life or the life of someone else is in danger, they are obligated to discuss this with you and take appropriate action to ensure safety.
  • In certain, limited circumstances, a counsellor may be required by law to disclose what would otherwise be confidential information. For example, this may happen if they were served with a court order.

Although various areas of Providence are wheelchair accessible, many are not. However, Providence strives to make accommodation for all students with disabilities. Academic accommodations are arranged by the student with individual faculty members through the UC Academic Dean or the Seminary Academic Dean. Through our Impact 2020 Campaign we hope to dramatically improve our accessibility to make a Providence education easier for all our students.

International students may need a bit of assistance adjusting to life in Canada and studying at Providence. We're here to help!

Orientation sessions, which are mandatory for all new International students, are given at the beginning of each term (September and January) to help prepare students for their studies at Providence. Beyond orientation, we provide ongoing assistance and support for students dealing with immigration (consultations, renewal, and/or acquiring documents), medical visits and international health insurance, and for the many cross-cultural issues that arise during the school year. We also train our Resident Assistants in cultural sensitivity and strive to meet the needs of our international students by planning events such as international chapel, various cultural nights, and Missio Dei which features the diversity of our student body.

For more information, contact our International Student Services Coordinator.

Academic learning is a whole new way of life, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are tips, strategies, and techniques that make it more manageable and sometimes even more enjoyable.

Providence is pleased to offer tutoring, editing, and academic learning services to undergraduate and graduate students. These services include:

Writing Skills

Learn how to write and format an essay or paper, how to organize content academically, how to cite sources (APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian), how to write in different styles for different types of papers (compare/contrast; narrative; process; informational; persuasive, and so on).

Editing

Students submit a digital copy of their in-progress or completed work prior to meeting with the tutor by email to debra.maertins@prov.ca and then review comments inserted at places where improvements could be made. The comments will note the correction needed and may also include the grammatical, vocabulary, or format reasoning for why the change is suggested. This provides the student with the opportunity to learn and use the new knowledge in their future work.

Assignment Comprehension

Assist students in understanding the requirements of an assignment or paper and guide them in learning to think like their professor (and get better grades as a result).

Study Skills

Learn how to manage multiple assignments, understand time management strategies, use reading strategies, and gain overall learning strategies.

How to Sign Up for Tutoring

Tutoring/editing services are available on Monday mornings from 9 am – 12 noon, Tuesday mornings from 9 am – 12 noon, and Tuesday afternoons from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Please set up an appointment in advance and include information on what help or information would be most helpful in our time together (e.g. how to cite APA sources). Appointments can be scheduled on Calendly at and tutoring meetings may be available on Zoom at: https://prov.zoom.us/j/4109419920 Meeting ID: 410 941 9920 or On-Campus (Otterburne, MB), depending on arrangements made with the tutor at the time the appointment is scheduled.

Students may schedule two consecutive appointment times (15-20mins each) when they think they would benefit from a longer, more focused work time. This is especially helpful when submitting a longer paper for editing.

If the office hours are not convenient for a student, they can contact Debra Maertins to work out an alternate arrangement.

"Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts." Ecclesiastes 4:9

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