Developing & Engaging Students
Professional development and career readiness are critical learning opportunities that shape the success of a student’s employment experience. As a supervisor, you are encouraged to engage your student employees in the following activities as a means of supporting their development as an employee:
Professional Development is critical for student employees seeking to enhance their career readiness competencies and post-graduation job search. As a supervisor, you can support student employee’s development in this area in several ways.
Connecting Students to Resources
- Career Services Resources & Services for Professional Development
- Career Planning Self-Assessment
- Career Readiness Competencies
Coaching Student Employees
Student employment is a co-curricular experience that contributes to holistic development and post-graduation success. Evaluating students on a concrete timeline has proven to increase learning outcomes associated with their role. At UNC, student employees are students first. As such, through planning and prioritization, regular evaluation, and formal recognition, you as a supervisor have the opportunity to help students learn and enhance their career readiness competencies (NACE, 2018).
As a supervisor, you can use the following sample rubrics as tools to help you evaluate and develop your student employees.
- Carolina Excellence Competency Evaluation
- Work-Study Interview Comparison & Scoring Guide
- Carolina Union Interview Performance Rubric
- Carolina Union Candidate Evaluation Rubric
- Work-Study Performance Evaluation Form
- Carolina Union SLL Example Rubric: Assessment & Development Coordinator
- Carolina Union SLL Example Rubric: Office Assistant
- Carolina Union SLL Example Rubric: Student Organizations Coordinator
As with any on-campus initiative, student engagement is pivotal to success. As a supervisor, you are encouraged to engage your student employees in conversations and activities beyond day-to-day tasks and projects. Building rapport with student employees helps to model appropriate interpersonal relationship development, increases their connection to the workplace, and enhances their dedication to their position.