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Bootstrap (Pilot Program)


verb /boot strap/

1. Get (oneself or something) into or out of a situation using existing resources.

2. Start up (an enterprise) with minimal resources

40-hour work placements for undergraduate students to develop your idea for student life at Memorial.

Do you have a great idea to contribute to student life at Memorial? Have you ever wanted to create your own MUCEP position? This semester, the department of Career Development & Experiential Learning is piloting a new employment opportunity – called a Bootstrap placement – where undergraduate students work with a supervisor to develop their own 40-hour job, working on their own Memorial-centred social innovation. Funding is limited. All applicants are encouraged to submit their e-portfolio or co-curricular record with their applications. Inquiries should be directed to  

Eligibility and application deadline:

For the Winter semester students must be registered in at least 3 courses and the deadline to apply is Friday January 24th, 2014 at 12 Noon.

Hours and Rate of Pay:

40 hour placements at $12.65/hr