This guide outlines the policy and procedures of the On-campus Service-learning Scheme (OSS) initiated by Professor David S.Y. Tong, Deputy President, in December 2004 and the Scheme has been officially launched in February 2005. All interested colleagues and students are encouraged to read it first before applying. All general enquiries on the Scheme and suggestions for improvements on this Guide are welcomed at any time and may be forwarded directly to the Career And Internship Office via email at email@example.com or by fax at 3442 0219.
Overview of the Scheme
- This Scheme aims to enhance CityU students' professional and personal development through on-campus employment opportunities, both part-time and full-time.
- The University will subsidize part of the salary whilst the recruiting unit is expected to offer meaningful job content, on-the-job training and appropriate supervision so that the students can really learn.
- The Scheme is open to regular local students enrolled in bachelor degree and associate degree programmes leading to CityU awards.
- Student helpers (OSS) will be offered appropriate orientation and training to help them perform effectively and efficiently in their jobs.
- Recruiting units have full autonomy in the choice of their student helpers. However, all applications must be approved by the Heads of Departments.
- As this is a formal employment relationship, all existing statutory requirements and existing human resources policies/practices/regulations will apply.
- To enhance students' understanding of the work environment and their long-term personal and professional development.
- To develop students' important life and job skills required by future employers so as to enhance their lifelong employability.
- To facilitate, strengthen, and expand students' learning through the integration of service-learning into real life work experience.
- To elevate the overall standard of students in terms of personal, career, and professional accomplishments through meaningful campus work and systematic feedback provided by recruiting units.
- To provide a reliable pool of resources support to departments and individuals who have a high demand for manpower due to rapid development of the University.
- To provide opportunities for faculty, students, and administrative staff to develop sense of belonging towards the CityU community.