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AMS Goes Green with New Online Application System

January 25, 2013

You can access the Online Application System by clicking here

KINGSTON, ON – The Alma Mater Society (AMS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Online Application System. This system is the result of a collaborative effort between the Human Resources Office (HRO) and the Information Technology Office (ITO). The Online Application System will completely replace paper applications throughout the AMS, effective immediately.

This initiative has been implemented to help reduce the amount of time required by managers to review applications, to make it easier for students to apply for positions, and to make the HRO more sustainable. This initiative will save upwards of 15,000 sheets of paper per year, and lead to a more efficient and environmentally friendly HRO. Applications for AMS Council are due Wednesday, February 6th at noon, and will represent the first official use of this system.

“This was one my main proposals when I applied for the position of Human Resources Officer, and it makes a lot of sense for an organization that prides itself on being professional and efficient. I am pleased to have worked with our web applications developer, Niv Yahel, over the past 6 months to come up with a system that will better serve Queen’s students and AMS employees.” – Laura Skellet, Human Resources Officer

“As a former manager myself, I am aware of how difficult it can be to sort through hundreds of paper applications, as well as how many hours this process can take. This system will make the hiring process far more efficient, giving managers more flexibility and opportunities to work on additional projects. Furthermore, from an applicant’s perspective, applying for a job within the AMS is now only a click away!” – Tristan Lee, VP Operations

You can access the Online Application System by clicking here

Please direct all media inquiries to Taylor Mann, AMS Communications Officer, at comm@ams.queensu.ca or (613) 533-6000 x 75850.

BACKGROUNDER 

Alma Mater Society (AMS) - http://www.myAMS.org

The central undergraduate student government at Queen’s University, the AMS represents over 14,200 students and is the oldest student government in Canada. The constituency is represented through 12 faculty and residence societies. The AMS Council, which is made up of a three-person executive, six commissioners, and three directors, oversees all day-to-day activities within the Society, including 14 corporate services and various government committees that address virtually all matters of student life at Queen’s.