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What Else Is Available If I Don’t Get the Opportunity I Want?

If you aren’t successful in obtaining an ROP, a Work Study position or other on campus opportunities, here are some alternatives:

ROP Alternatives:  these suggestions can help you obtain research skills and knowledge


  1. Work Study:  this program offers summer positions and fall/winter positions in different university departments.  Duties and qualifications vary.  All positions are listed on the CLNx; for timelines and eligibility requirements, consult this page 
  2. Volunteering with a professor:  some professors accept volunteers to assist with research; review the “How to Approach A Professor” tipsheet for information on how to connect with professors.
  3. UTM Abroad Academic Experiences UTM Abroad allows you to take a UTM course during your regular semester and travel to a location pertinent to your studies during the study breaks. Travel with your professor and classmates to deepen your learning through first-hand experience.
  4. Co-curricular Record (CCR) opportunities: The CCR lists on-campus co-curricular programs and opportunities to develop skills.  Using the search function you search for Research related activities available on all three campuses.
  5. Volunteering, other opportunities:  the CLNx lists on and off campus volunteer positions and any off campus paid positions, including research opportunities.
  6. PART program, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre:  provides training for research opportunities.
  7. Social Innovation Projects: Over 16 weeks you will work alongside Not-for-profit organizations to research and find achievable solutions to a challenge or problem the organizations is facing, which is then presented to the Board of Directors for funding approval.
  8. Independent Research: This is a research course that can be arranged with a faculty member. The course is intensive, but can be a great alternative to an ROP project.
  9. Summer Undergraduate Research Program: The Institute for Medical Sciences SURP offers this program on an annual basis.

Work Study Alternatives:  these opportunities can help you build skills


  1. Volunteer opportunities and paid work on campus:  check the On Campus Opportunities information
  2. Co-Curricular Activities: recognized on the Co-Curricular Record these activities are designed to develop skills and competencies that will help you build your resume.
  3. Join a UTM recognized Club or Group
  4. Part-time and Summer jobs:  see current opportunities on the CLNx
  5. Job Search:  the Career Centre can help you find more opportunities, as many jobs never get advertised; come by Student Services Hub, Main Floor Davis or use the LiveChat on our website to speak with our staff

Resources to help you find opportunities:


CLNx – the CLNx is a university wide database where you can look for volunteer opportunities, on and off campus employment, experiential learning opportunities and mentorship programs. 

Co-curricular Record (CCR) – located on the CLNx, the CCR is a resource to locate co-curricular skill building opportunities across all three campuses.

Student Organization Portal– this database contains every club and group recognized by UofT at all three campuses.  Find a groups that matches your interests and join today.

Learning Abroad – see the world by participating in an international experience. Take courses, engage in research or do an internship abroad, all while earning credits towards your degree.

Career Centre – work with an Employment Strategist to help you develop your job search plan, review your resumes and cover letters, practice interviews and other job search related support.


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Don't forget to check out our career resource library located in Student Services Hub, Main Floor Davis for an abundance of information related to your work search.

If you're a UofT student who graduated more than two years ago and are wondering about career services available to you, please visit or check out the SHAKER Professionals Group.

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