Employer Resources

Supervising students can be a rewarding, although challenging, proposition. Balancing the requirements of supervision with expectations to complete other job duties can leave time at a minimum. To support you in this balance, the following employer resources will connect you with other student supervisors and employers, provide information about creating specific and inclusive job postings, and help you guide your students in their journey to personal and professional success. 

Get Connected With Other Student Supervisors

To maximize all that our supervisors bring to the table, we are excited to share a number of opportunities to get connected with peers as well as learn more about Student Employment best practices and the Student Jobs platform.

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Student Employment Initiatives Work Group (SEI)

This group features representatives from Divisions across UW and is focused on advocating for and enhancing recruitment, engagement, and the experience for Student Employment at UW-Madison all while supporting job data research and recognizing student employment achievements. We currently have representatives from the following Divisions:

  • University Housing
  • Wisconsin Union
  • Campus & Visitor Relations
  • Recreation & Wellbeing
  • The Pyle Center
  • Libraries
  • Office of Human Resources
  • Athletics
  • Division of Information Technology
  • McBurney Disability Resource Center
  • Center for First Year Experience

To learn more or become a part of the work group, contact Kristina Rittel, Student Employment Manager, at kristina.rittel@wisc.edu.

Engaged Leaders through Employment Program

The Engaged Leaders through Employment (ELE) Program was created to “support UW-Madison employers in creating and sustaining a work culture that values student leadership development through integration of the UW-Madison Leadership Framework and best practices across campus”.

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Student Employment Supervisor Series: Lead, Develop, and Grow

Student supervisors are invited to join us virtually on the third Tuesday of every month at 1pm to engage with student employment supervisors across campus to discuss various topics that impact our students and their student employment experience. This series will rotate each month between the following:

  • Student Employment Podcasts– Features a rotation of podcasts focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics as it relates to student employment. These sessions will be a discussion related to the podcast topic. You are not required to have listened to the podcast in order to participate.
  • Student Employment Forums– Focuses on relevant topics within student employment that ensures best practices and enhances student employment at UW-Madison. Learn, discuss, and gather ideas to take back to your teams. Previous topics have included facilitating an equitable hiring practice, supervising with empathy, mentoring, and LGBTQ+ Inclusion. 

See below for upcoming sessions and topics!

If you need accommodation to attend a Podcast or Forum Discussion, please email student.employment@finaid.wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made at least two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date, but cannot guarantee they will be met.

Learn more about inclusive student employment practices

Campus Supervisors Network

Learn more information about the Campus Supervisors Network, a way to connect with other managers and supervisors across campus.

Hiring Assistance Programs

Do you have student employee positions that you can fill automatically? Student Employment Job placement programs allow students to be matched with your opportunities automatically. For more information or if you are interested in participating, contact Kristina Rittel, Student Employment Manager Kristina Rittel at kristina.rittel@wisc.edu. 

UW-Madison Employer Work-Study Information

The Federal Work-Study Program is a need-based part-time employment, federal financial aid program in which the government and the employer share the payroll cost of employing students. Visit our Knowledge Base page for more work-study employer information.

Posting a Job

Written and video tutorials are organized by topic to assist your platform navigation.

Student Jobs Platforms Knowledge Base

Learn more about available job categories and outcomes to list on your posting.

Using the Job Categories

Understanding the Job Outcomes

Use the resource linked below to help facilitate an inclusive recruitment process.

Tips for an Inclusive Job Posting

Encourage your students to take advantage of the Be Engaged Workshop Series as well as additional Success Services offerings to help them thrive within their employment roles and in their time at UW-Madison. The Success Coaches will also host workshops upon request, and can meet 1:1 with students to support their personal and professional success. View the resources below to further support your student employees.

Supporting Your Student Employees

Student Employment and Identity Development

College is an essential time for student identity development. Learn how your students are developing and how you can influence that development.

Student Employment and Career Development

An essential function of student employment is to allow students to explore career options and develop critical career skills.

Student Employment and Student Learning

Student learning should occur both in and outside of the classroom. As a supervisor of students, we are just as much a teacher for our students and thus we should consider how to embed intentional student learning into each of our experiences.

Questions? Contact our Team!

We’re here to support you. Any questions regarding the Student Jobs Site, platform, or other student employment topics can be sent to student.employment@finaid.wisc.edu or via phone at 608.262.3060 (Option 3).