Campus Employers

As we create an inclusive, student-oriented, learning-focused and career-ready community, we understand supervisors play a pivotal role. Research on student employment shows that compared with their peers who work off-campus, students who work on-campus have higher academic success rates, deeper connections to the campus community, and higher persistence rates. In this way, supervisors can be “retention agents” as they develop and support student employees.

One great way to support your student employees is to join us in celebrating National Student Employment Week, April 12 – 16, 2021!

  • Monday, Apr. 12: Identity Conscious Supervision PresentationLearn from Craig Elliott and Robert Brown, two of the three authors of “Identity Conscious Supervision in Student Affairs: Building Relationships and Transforming Systems,” as they present a conceptual framework for identity-conscious and intersectional supervision!
  • Thursday, Apr. 15: Student Employee of the Year CelebrationJoin DU supervisors, student employees, and supporters in celebrating our Student Employees of the Year, Kun Ning and Marrissa Carrillo, as well as all the outstanding nominees!
  • Throughout the week, show your appreciation for the student employees in your life! We’ve got some free and low-cost suggestions to get you started. We’ll also be featuring some of DU’s incredible student employees on our Instagram page, so check in throughout the week.

We’re here to support you in your role as a supervisor. Check out the resources below as you recruit, hire and develop your student employees. If you have questions that are not answered below, check out our FAQ page or contact Student Employment at

Supervisor Toolkit
Write a Competitive Student Employee Job Description (pdf)
Sample Student Employee Job Descriptions (pdf)
Post Positions in PCO (Job & internship listing site for DU students.)
Hiring Checklist (Campus Supervisors)
Guidelines for Supervisors & Student Employees
Supervisors Achieve Series
The Supervisory Relationship Questionnaire (pdf)
Campus Resources
Human Resources: Shared Services
PioneerTime Training Videos
Financial Aid: Work Study
Graduate Assistantship Information
International Student Scholars

PCO is DU’s job board for students and it’s a one stop shop for students. Students will find student employment positions, internships, & full-time opportunities on the site. They can also make appointments with their career advisor and register for career & professional development events. This job board is a great tool to advertise your position. Check out how to post student employment positions in PCO here.

Human Resources and Financial co-own the hiring process, depending on the student’s funding source- departmental or work study. Below are the responsibilities for each function area. The Hiring Checklist guides you through the hiring process for all student employees. 

Human Resources
Hiring student employees is managed by Shared Services in Human Resources. There are numerous resources on the HR Knowledge Base website to help you navigate hiring student employees. You can also find resources on managing time cards in PioneerTime. Please reach out to with any questions.

Work Study
Work study is a need-based financial aid award that allows students to work on campus or with an approved off-campus employer to earn money. Students who have work study are paid wages through this financial aid award rather than through departmental funds.

When hiring student employees with work study funding, Financial Aid is looped into the process. For more information on work study eligibility for your student employees, visit the undergraduate and graduate work study pages within the Office for Financial Aid or reach out to

F-1 and J-1 international students are not eligible for Federal Work Study positions.

We offer the Student Employees Achieve Series as well as a number of career & professional development programs on PCO for your student employees. In addition, we offer development opportunities and support tools for supervisors through the Supervisors Achieve Series. Below are resources to get you started. Check back soon for programming.

Remote Support for Supervisors
During the fall quarter, you may have student employees working remotely. Here are some ideas for creating remote assignments and below are additional resources that can be of assistance with remote work.

Communication & Technology
Microsoft Teams | Zoom | Google Hangout or Chats | Miro Virtual Whiteboard

Project Management
Trello | Monday | Asana


Student Engagement – Thoughts from a Faculty Career Champion

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The favorite part of my role in Corporate America was not the many meetings or endless business travel, but my time on the shop floor, working with hourly associates, supervisors and managers to explore solutions to improve performance and job …

By Jack Buffington
Jack Buffington Program Director and Assistant Professor of the Practice, Daniels College of Business/University College
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Student Employment Training Menu


In addition to the trainings we offer each quarter for student employees and their supervisors, we can also come present on the professional development topic of your choice in your staff meeting or other gathering! If you’d like to request …

By Elise Goss-Alexander
Elise Goss-Alexander Assistant Director, Student Employment Elise Goss-Alexander
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Supervisors Achieve Series: Spring 2021


For any and all on-campus supervisors (staff and faculty!) of student employees. Trainings are available at the times below as well as on-demand. If the pre-scheduled time does not work for you, we can work with you on a time …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director, Student Employment Stacey Stevens
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10 Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Student Employee


The Week of April 12th is Student Employee Appreciation Week! It’s an entire week to recognize student employees’ contribution to the campus and community through their work while attending college. Effective recognition should be fair (everyone should be appreciated in …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director, Student Employment Stacey Stevens
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Student Employees of the Year!

Winner pictures

The Student Employment team invites all student employees, supervisors, and supporters to celebrate with us as we honor our Student Employees of the Year, Kun Ning and Marrissa Carrillo, and recognize all of this year’s nominees! (Friends and family are very welcome!) Join us on Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm MT. Read more »

By Elise Goss-Alexander
Elise Goss-Alexander Assistant Director, Student Employment Elise Goss-Alexander
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Featured Resources

This resource guide is intended to provide guidelines only, which are informed by student employment, human resources and financial aid. …

Career & Professional Development Contact & Location


Burwell Center for Career Achievement
2190 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Career & Professional Development Hours

M 8:00am-4:30pm
T 8:00am-4:30pm
W 8:00am-4:30pm
TH 8:00am-4:30pm
F 8:00am-4:30pm

Contact other Campus Career Offices

Student Drop-in Hours

Mondays 8:00-10:00am & 2:30-4:15pm | In-Person | Burwell Center

Tuesdays 10:00am-1:00pm | In-Person | Burwell Center

Wednesdays 11:00am-3:30pm | In-Person | Burwell Center

Fridays 3:00-4:00pm | Virtual | Join Via Zoom