Campus Supervisors

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.

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 stuemp@du.edu.

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

Recruit
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.

Hire
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 sharedservices@du.edu 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 workstudy@du.edu.

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

Develop
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

On-Boarding Checklist for Student Employees

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Follow the checklist below to successfully on-board your student employee(s).
Prior to First Day
Create training & 1:1 meeting plan for the quarter.
Schedule time to greet student and complete first day agenda items.
Send the New Hire Survey via …

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Career Skills for Student Employees

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Student employees have the opportunity to learn important career skills in their student employment positions. Learning these skills now, in an educational environment and with a great supervisor, makes them more prepared for the world of work. What are the …

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Supervisors Achieve Series: Winter 2021

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For any and all on-campus supervisors (staff and faculty!). 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 that does. Check …

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How Can Employers Create Safe Spaces for Women & People of Color? [Interview]

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Mikaela Kiner is an executive coach, entrepreneur, and HR consultant who recently authored the book Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace, in which she interviewed thirteen successful, mission-driven women to learn …

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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Employers: Posting Post-Graduate & Internship Positions in PCO

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PCO is DU’s internship and job board for students and alumni. It’s a one-stop shop where students will find student employment positions, internships, & full-time opportunities on the site. They can also make appointments with their career advisor and register …

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Career & Professional Development Contact & Location

Phone
303.871.2150
Address

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

In-Person | Mondays 2:30 – 4:30 pm |Burwell Center

In-Person | Wednesdays 10:00 am-3:00pm |Burwell Center

Virtual |  Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Join via Zoom

Virtual | Fridays 2:00 – 4:00 pm | Join via Zoom

Alumni Quick Question Hours & Resume Reviews Available