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What is LAUNCH?

LAUNCH is an initiative that brings together the academic and community aspects of being a new UTM student in a way that supports student transition and success. The role of a LAUNCH Leader is to facilitate and run interactive weekly sessions for new to UTM students.

The role of LAUNCH Leader is an academic internship for the fall term. In addition to facilitating their weekly LAUNCH sessions, LAUNCH Leaders are enrolled in EDS/UTM377, in which they learn more about student transition and the importance of student support.

LAUNCH Leaders have a community of students who they work with each week to grow academically, socially, and personally. This unique role allows LAUNCH Leaders the chance to facilitate sessions, build personal relationships, and help students succeed in their first year at UTM!

How to apply?

In order to apply for the role of LAUNCH Leader with the Centre for Student Engagement, please do the following by February 20th at 12pm:

  1. Login to the CLNx.
  2. Search for the Job ID #159369 LAUNCH Leader under "Volunteer Opportunities" to apply. 
  3. Submit the following documents:
    • Your resume and co-curricular record (CCR)
    • Your cover letter, which answers the following three questions:
      1. Why do you want to be a LAUNCH Leader?
      2. What are three skills you possess that would make you a strong LAUNCH Leader?
      3. What makes someone a good mentor?

You must complete all of these steps in order for your application to be considered complete.

Important Dates

Date Event Notes
February 3, 2020 LAUNCH Leader Job Posting is Live Job posting is live on CLNx.
February 20, 2020 LAUNCH Leader Job Posting Closes Job posting closes on CLNx.
March 3, 2020 Carousel Offers Go Out If you are selected for a carousel interview, the offers for these go out on this day. You will have 5 days to select a time.
March 5, 2020 Finalize Carousel Times By March 3, 2020, all candidates who have been offered a carousel interview MUST have selected their carousel slot. This is done through the CLNx website.
March 7, 2020 Carousel Interviews Carousel Interviews will take place on March 7th and 8th, and will be signed up for on CLNx.
March 20, 2020 Carousel Results Sent Out Please wait until this date to find out results about carousel.
April 4, 2020 LAUNCH Initial Training

A one day training, in which successful applicants will meet with LAUNCH leaders from the year before to discuss their role.


For all questions and feedback regarding LAUNCH Hiring, please contact:

Trent Barwick
Student Success Coordinator, Orientation Transition Programs

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