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Student Ambassador Program

Applications through CLNX beginning August 16th!

Student Ambassador Work Study How to Apply

About the Student Ambassador Program

Student Ambassadors assist with providing information to interested candidates to FIFSW programs. Through various events and FIFSW Peerpal, a networking site that connects prospective U of T students to current students, faculty and alumni, you will engage with prospective candidates. Student Ambassadors are those who have a positive attitude, enjoy helping others, sharing information about FIFSW and UofT, and passionately discussing their own experiences. Student Ambassadors in the 2YR MSW program  will also be automatically enrolled in the Buddy Program as well. These are paid positions, recruited as part of the University of Toronto’s Work Study Program.

What kinds of questions will I be asked?

We don’t place any limits on what prospective students can ask about, but we do encourage you when filling out your profile to note specific areas that you are particularly knowledgeable about or open to discussing. For example, if you specialized in Mental Health and Health, you may feel more knowledgeable about that field of student over another one.

What information is needed for my profile?

The profiles include information such as your name, program of study, field of study, and affiliation. There is also a bio section where you are free to include any information that you think might be relevant.

What is my time commitment?

Good question! Although we anticipate the time commitment to be 1-2 hours per week, the Work Study program will allow you to engage up to 15 hours/week for a total of 200 hours.

Student Ambassadors hired by September 5th will be asked to attend the Two-Year MSW Orientation day at Hart House on September 6th (this will be a paid shift).  There will also be mandatory paid training.

How often do I have to respond on PeerPal?

The way the service works, you will receive an email notifying you when you have a new message from a prospective student. When you receive that message, you can click the link in the email to go back to the page and respond to the message. We generally ask that you respond within 24-48 hours to new messages. This helps to ensure that the prospective student stays engaged and has a good first impression of the FIFSW community. You also may be asked to proactively send short messages to interested students or welcome messages to accepted students, depending on the time of year. Should you need to be away, or need a break you are welcome to turn on your vacation mode.

Is my information private?

We mask your email address, so prospective students will only have access to chat with you through the FIFSW PeerPal platform.  To guard your privacy, we ask you to refrain from sharing personal information to prospects. We do not run any SEO on our landing pages, so the site is only visible where the school chooses to show it or share the URL. If you ever receive a suspicious message, you can block the sender via the platform or send an email to: Messages may be monitored by the FIFSW site admins to ensure the safety of both the Ambassadors and the prospects.

About the Work Study Program

The Student Ambassadors are hired as part of the work-study job opportunities at the University of Toronto. This is a paid opportunity with a pay rate of $15.90/hour (increasing to the provincial minimum wage of $16.55/hour on October 1, 2023). The duration of the work-study program is from September-May, with a maximum of 15 hours per week or 200 hours total.

In order to be eligible, you must:

  • Be a registered FIFSW student in the 2023-24 academic year
  • Has completed at least one year of study in an FIFSW program (MSW or PhD)
  • Students are permitted to accept only ONE Work Study position per program period
  • International students are subject to additional eligibility criteria and are strongly encouraged to refer to the Centre for International Experience to confirm they meet all of the Government of Canada regulations regarding on-campus work

While the Student Ambassador role is a mostly remote work, it will also require in-person attendance at various times throughout the term. You must have a reliable internet connection when working remotely.

How to Apply:

Applications are done through University of Toronto Career & co-Curricular Network (CLNX) site, beginning August 16, 2023Login to CLNx.

There are many FIFSW Student Ambassador positions available, you can search by Title, or Job Id.  While they may have a different title, their duties are the same. Choose only ONE to submit an application, and we will consider you for all which you are eligible.

Job Id  Job Title 
225051 Student Ambassador – MSW MHH (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)
225054 Student Ambassador – MSW CF (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)
225055 Student Ambassador – MSW GER (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)
225056 Student Ambassador – MSW SJD (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)
225057 Student Ambassador – MSW HSML (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)
225058 Student Ambassador – MSW ITR (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)
225059 Student Ambassador – PhD (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)
225060 Student Ambassador – International (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)
225061 Student Ambassador – MSW (Student Mentors / Peers / Ambassadors)

Although the Work Study application period closes on September 25th, we encourage you to apply early as we will review and hire on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Questions? Please email Nicole Stockdale in the SSR.