Resources for Managers of Student Employees

Welcome managers of student employees!

Student employees are critical assets to the functioning and success of the University of Washington, and our goal is to provide each of them with a professional, educational and rewarding experience when working with us.  We also recognize that in order for students to get the most out of their employment, we must prepare and equip managers to do their best work.

In that spirit, this site has been developed by staff in the Division of Student Life in partnership with colleagues from the Husky Leadership Initiative to provide you with tools, information and resources to help you recruit, hire, train and mentor your student employees. Although resources may have Student Life branding, they may be modified and used as needed by staff across the UW.

Hiring and Onboarding
On the Hiring and onboarding page, you will find information about crafting job descriptions, where and how to post jobs, hiring work-study students, resources for scheduling shifts, a hiring and onboarding checklist, an orientation PowerPoint and more.

Looking to post your opportunity to Handshake, the UW’s student-facing job & internship board? Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Supporting student success and the Husky Experience
Managers play an important role in helping student employees learn and grow through their on-campus jobs. On the Student Success Page, we offer tools to help you and your student understand what they learn in their job and how they can can apply the skills and experiences they gain to their academic and career goals. Many student positions are rich with learning opportunities, and simply by adding a few internship-like practices to your position, you can enable a transformative experience for students.

Performance Evaluations and Reflections
Evaluating the performance of student employees and providing feedback that allows them to grow and improve is one of the critical functions their managers can play.  A variety of resources are available on the performance evaluations page.

Questions and ongoing support
Please email Dan Herb with any questions or feedback.