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 Supervisor Community of Practice

Student supervisors- we hear you! We hear that the professional development opportunities for supervisors of professional staff isn’t always applicable to supervising students. We hear that there’s an appetite to connect with one another more regularly to troubleshoot, affirm & uplift your work,  and share best practices & resources. We hear you, we see you, and we AGREE!

23-24 Community of Practice Meetings:

  • November 21, 2023: 12:30-2:00, VIRTUAL- Zoom
    • Topics: Reviewing CoP draft charter; resources sharing; breakouts by # of students supervised
  • January 16th, 2024: 12:30-2:00,  TITU Union South
  • March 19, 2024, VIRTUAL- Zoom
  • May 21, 2024, TITU, Memorial Union

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Student Employment Supervisor Series: Lead, Develop, and Grow

Aside from the Student Supervisor Community of Practice, the Student Employment Supervisor Series will give individuals another opportunity to virtually engage with student employment supervisors across campus to discuss various topics that impact our students and the student employment experience. This series will focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion within student employment as well as hot topics that ensures best practices and enhances student employment at UW-Madison. Previous topics have included facilitating an equitable hiring practice, supervising with empathy, mentoring, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, etc.

Future Student Employment Supervisor Series Sessions: All Virtual via Zoom, 1:00-2:00 pm

For session topics and links to the zoom sessions, see our events at the top of this page.

If you need accommodation to attend the supervisor series, 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.

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UW Student Employment Supervisor Resource Drive

This tool allows supervisors of student employees across campus to share resources that might be helpful when working with student employees. From performance evaluations to interview questions it is a way to exchange and share knowledge/resources with one another. The drive will also house all the presentations and recordings from the Student Employment Supervisor Series held the third Tuesday of every month.



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
  • 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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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.

Student Employment and Student Wellness

Student's wellbeing is essential to their success inside and outside of the classroom. As student supervisors we can help support student's wellbeing and embed it into their everyday work.

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).