Wisconsin Student Employment Summit

Session Recordings and Resources Below!

Connect with fellow student employment colleagues from surrounding Wisconsin Colleges and Universities for an opportunity to engage and discuss important and hot topics surrounding student employment.

The summit will also give you the chance to meet new faces in the field as well as reconnect with familiar ones.

12-1 pm: Keynote Address: Engaging First-Generation Students through Campus Employment: Roadmaps for Success by Matt Newlin

1:15-2:15 pm: Breakout Session #1: Creating Local Internship Opportunities Utilizing Federal Work Study by Kathleen Rause

2:20-3:20 pm: Breakout Session #2: A Comprehensive Supervisor Training for a Comprehensive HIP Program by Kaila Bingen (UW-Parkside)

Matt Newlin, Ed.D. is a higher education and college access consultant with 15 years’ experience supporting and advocating for first-generation and low-income students. Matt most recently served as Director of Rural Initiatives with College Advising Corps where he worked to increase postsecondary enrollment for students from rural and small-town communities. He also established the Rural Adviser Network which provided resources and training for 200 rural-serving advisers across the country. Prior to CAC, Matt worked at both public and private universities in a variety of student affairs and enrollment management positions. At the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University he established the school’s first need-based scholarship; a first-generation student support program; and campus-wide financial literacy initiatives. Prior to that, Matt worked in financial aid at the University of Missouri – St. Louis where he developed and led workshops for high schools and community colleges to educate low-income, first-generation students and families about financial aid and the transition to college.

As a passionate professional, Matt has served as an academic adviser, student group adviser, Green Dot trainer, and Staff Council co-chair. At Washington University, he worked with Students for Socioeconomic Diversity (WU-FUSED) to increase support for Pell-eligible students and demand better recruitment of students from low-income backgrounds. He is actively involved in NASPA as a Region IV-W representative for the Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education (SCIHE) KC and serves on the leadership team for NACAC’s Rural and Small Town SIG.

Matt is also a Dissertation Advisor for doctoral candidates in the Higher Education Executive Ed.D. at Gwynedd Mercy University.

As a consultant, Matt’s clients include Harvard’s National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN), NASPA’s Center for First-generation Student Success, Education Design Lab, U-Thrive Educational Services, the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD), the National Student Employment Association (NSEA), State Technical College of Missouri, and more.

Matt holds a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Maryville University, a Master of Education in Higher Education from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and two Bachelor of Arts degrees (Communication and English) from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Learn more about Matt at mattnewlin.com.

Matt Newlin – Consultant, Higher Education & College Access

12-1 pm: Keynote Address: Engaging First-Generation Students through Campus Employment: Roadmaps for Success by Matt Newlin

    • First-generation students are much more likely than their peers to work part- or full-time while in college. Unfortunately, institutional policies and practices are not designed with first-generation students in mind which can lead to inequitable academic and financial outcomes. This keynote session will explore institutional barriers to employment for first-generation students, as well as examples of successful and innovative programs to improve student engagement and success. Dr. Matt Newlin will discuss current research related to first-generation student employment; share institutional examples of student-centered support; and help participants critically assess their own institution’s policies to begin advocating for change on their campus.

1:15-2:15 pm: Breakout Session #1: Developing Internships with Social Impact by Kathleen Rause

    • Learn about how SuccessWorks, the career center for the College of Letters and Science at UW-Madison, has partnered with the Office of Student Financial Aid to utilize federal work study funds in its new internship program. The Community Impact Internship Program connects UW-Madison students with internships at local organizations and nonprofits focused on social justice, the arts, and humanities. An integral part of this program is ensuring that all internships are paid opportunities – one way the program realizes this is by utilizing the federal work study program.

2:20-3:20 pm: Breakout Session #2: A Comprehensive Supervisor Training for a Comprehensive HIP Program by Kaila Bingen (UW-Parkside)

    • In this session, you’ll experience the framework of a thorough training program designed for student employment supervisors. This engaging training includes discussion-based activities, case study analysis, and games to keep the conversation light and fun. Get a closer look at resources that you can adapt for your supervisors to support their high impact practice work with student employees, such as reflection guides, NACE charts, and methods of evaluation.

If you need an accommodation for this virtual Student Employment Summit, please contact Devin Deegan  – ddeegan@wisc.edu