Join the Team

We’re constantly looking for new, motivated members to join the USST. If you’re entrepreneurial minded and are looking for real world experience in a job-like atmosphere on a ground breaking project, this could be for you!

This is a great opportunity to learn things that won’t be taught in university but that future employers will expect from you. We’re interested in running our projects as efficiently as possible, so each individual member will be given a lot of responsibility and will always be doing relevant work. As a result, we expect that applicants will be dedicated to the team and will have both flexible schedules and excellent time management skills.

The USST functions in a constant learning environment; even if you aren’t necessarily familiar with everything initially, our members will consistently be offering you opportunities to learn.

For more information to join the team, please contact us!

Commerce

While we have listed a series of specific positions, we are always looking for new members of any discipline. Just send us an email and we’ll try our best to find a place for you on the team!

Corporate Relations

We are currently looking for commerce students from all disciplines to handle a series of activities related to corporate relations within the USST. Members will mainly be focusing on helping the USST raise the funds needed for our projects. Duties will include:

  • Contacting businesses, setting up meetings, and assisting with negotiations
  • Brainstorming fundraising ideas

This would serve as excellent experience due to the fact that members will need to raise almost half a million dollars in funds. Contact financial.director@usst.ca for more information.

Accounting

The USST deals with a large operating budget in the range of hundreds of thousands of dollars which would undoubtedly serve as great experience to any future accountants. We are currently looking for accounting students to work with our current accounting team for future succession. As most of our current accounting members will be graduating soon, we will need new members to take their place as soon as possible.

Contact treasurer@usst.ca for more information.

Human Resources

We are currently looking for commerce students to work with the human resources side of the USST who are willing to start  immediately. Duties will include the recruitment, training, and succession planning of members. Leadership experience is an asset.

Contact financial.director@usst.ca for more information.

Engineering and Design

We are always looking for new members from any engineering discipline. Students outside of engineering such as computer science or physics students are always welcome to join the team. Though we invite those from any discipline or faculty below is an outline of some the tasks members perform under the two different broad design teams. Individual learning and contributions to the design is up to the individual.

Mechanical Design Team:

  • Main structure
  • Method of mobility including motor control
  • Robotic arm design
  • Sample collection
  • Suspension

Electrical Design Team:

  • Sensor output analysis
  • Power Systems
  • Logic development
  • User interface and control
  • Communications
  • Hardware development