Student Supervisor Series

Student Supervisor Series

Get ready to revolutionize your role as a student supervisor this year!

Embark on an exhilarating three-session journey alongside fellow campus leaders as we delve into the art of effective student supervision. Immerse yourself in insightful discussions led by experts in the field, learn what student employee need most in their career development, and forge connections with like-minded professionals who are building their supervisory skills too. You will discover the essential elements of exceptional supervision and decode the unique generational needs of our employees, all with the goal of actively fostering a positive learning environment.

Session 1: Overview for Successful Student Supervision

Thursday, March 21st, 9:00am-11:00am

In this session, we'll delve into the foundational aspects of student employment, focusing on best practices, recognition, and fostering meaningful conversations among colleagues.

  • Best Practices in Student Employment: Dr. Brittany Wildman, Director of Student Activities, will lead us in exploring the key stages of student employment, including recruiting the right talent, effective onboarding strategies, and the importance of comprehensive training.

  • Recognition/Appreciation/Situational Leadership: Learn about the significance of recognizing and appreciating student employees' contributions and how situational leadership can enhance their experience.

  • Facilitated Conversation: Engage in insightful discussions with your colleagues, sharing experiences, challenges, and best practices in student employment.

  • Book Reflections: Each participant will receive a copy of The Purposeful Graduate: Why Colleges Must Talk to Students about Vocation by Tim Clydesdale

Session 2: Professional Development & Career Readiness Focus

Thursday, April 25th, 9:00am-11:00am

We will focus on professional development, student learning, and enhancing career readiness among student employees.

  • Student Voices Panel: Gain invaluable insights from a panel of student voices as they discuss the impact of college employment on their personal and professional growth.

  • Career Readiness: Mallory Newby, the Employee Success Center Career Pathways Specialist will introduce competencies to highlight to support students in their growth.

  • Networking Break: Engage in liberating structures to openly discuss the resources needed to support student learning and development.

  • High Impact Supervision: Learn strategies for providing high-impact supervision, connecting student employment experiences to essential career readiness skills.

Session 3: Intentionality Moving Forward

Thursday, May 16th, 9:00am-12:00pm (Lunch will be included)

We'll explore the future of student employment and how we can better support our students in their journey towards success.

  • Enjoy hearing from Michelle Enjoli, CAMPUSPEAK

  • Connecting this to Students Today: Gain insights from a guest speaker on creating inclusive environments and understanding the needs of Gen-Z students in today's workforce.

  • Employee Success Speakers: Hear from Brian Buford and Meagan West as they share their experiences and insights into fostering employee success.

  • Networking Break: Connect with colleagues to share areas of strengths and learn from each other to continue to grow as a student employee supervisor.

We hope you complete the Student Supervisor Series feeling inspired and equipped to empower student employees for success in their future endeavors.


By attending all three sessions, you'll not only gain invaluable knowledge but also earn a certificate to showcase your dedication to excellence. This isn't just an opportunity – it's a transformative experience designed for your growth and success as a student supervisor.

Session Dates:
  • Session 1: Thursday, March 21st, 9:00am-11:00am
  • Session 2: Thursday, April 25th, 9:00am-11:00am
  • Session 3: Thursday, May 16th, 9:00am-12:00pm

Reminder that you will need to attend all 3 sessions, please verify that the dates/times work for you.

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