Supporting student success and the Husky Experience

As University of Washington employees, we have a critical role in educating and mentoring our students to enable their success on and off the job. The work completed by our student employees helps them gain relevant skills and experience, while developing professionalism and other qualities important to their future endeavors.

We encourage you to use the resources in this section during check-in meetings with your student. You can use this opportunity to help students learn and articulate the value of their on-campus work.

  • Skill Building: Employers who hire UW graduates have identified a few core skills that are critical to students’ success in the job search and in the workplace. You can utilize our resource, Level Up! Build Skills Employers Want, to shape the learning outcomes for your student employees in their positions.
  • Video resources: View a short video series focused on managing and support interns, which can be readily applied to supervising student employees.
  • Share Your Skills: This guide was created to help students make meaning of their employment experiences and to help them articulate the skills they gained in their work. Students can navigate the guide independently, but will benefit if supported by their supervisor/mentor in the meaning making process.
  • Minimize and Manage Conflict: Advice article from the National Association of Colleges and Employers about how to minimize and mitigate workplace conflicts for student employees and their managers.
  • Creating Internship-Like Experiences: Advice for creating a high-impact learning environment for your student employees.
  • Casual Conversations: A collection of questions aimed at fostering connection between managers and students. This strategy of engaging in deeper conversations with students helps strengthen the manager/student relationship and encourages student reflection and meaning making around transferable skills learned on the job. 
  • Campus is rich with support and engagement resources for students.  This interactive PDF will help you help them connect to the right office.