Employment with University Systems

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University Systems posts employment opportunities for hard-working, motivated, innovative, skilled individuals on UVic Careers

Some units in University Systems regularly hire UVic students for co-op work positions or as part-time employees:

Computer Help Desk

The Computer Help Desk hires 4-7 co-op students per semester. These positions are posted on the Learning in Motion website. These students are typically from Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics & Statistics departments.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Work at the UVic Computer Help Desk is varied and dynamic, and offers students the opportunity to learn about computer networking, acquire multi-platform experience in a large network-intensive environment, improve your problem-solving skills and gain insight into the design of user interfaces. The Computer Help Desk Analyst provides support to University students, faculty, and staff in their use of the campus network, application programs, and operating systems: Windows, Macintosh, Unix. Part of your time will be spent studying and researching topics from our extensive resource materials.


Although preferred, extensive experience is not necessary for this position as we prefer students in their first or second years, with a systematic approach to solving problems, some basic technical background, research skills, a desire to learn, the ability to deal courteously and effectively with clients, and who would like to work with us on a part-time basis during subsequent academic terms.

Students are welcome to visit the Computer Help Desk in CLE A037 and ask the students employed there about their experiences working at the Computer Help Desk.

Available shifts/salary

Initial Computer Help Desk Analyst positions are full-time, 35 hours per week, and are for one term only. Once a student successfully completes a co-op work term with the Computer Help Desk they may be offered a casual part time position in subsequent terms. The average salary range is between $16.00 and $26.08 per hour.

How to apply

All co-op postings are through the UVic Co-operative Education Program and Career Services online postings. Typically these positions are posted for one week at a time, re-posting until the positions are filled. Applications are accepted online only. Go to https://learninginmotion.uvic.ca and login using your NetLink ID and password to see our active postings and apply. Please note that you must be registered in a co-op program to apply.

For more information about Computer Help Desk Analyst positions for Co-op students, please contact Marcus Greenshields.