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 Description (pdf)
Post Positions in Pioneer Careers
Hiring Checklist (On-Campus Supervisors)
The Supervisory Relationship Questionnaire (pdf)

Campus Resources 

Human Resources: Shared Services
PioneerTime
Financial Aid: Work Study
Graduate Assistantship Information
International Student Scholars

Recruit
Pioneer Careers 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 Pioneer Careers 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.

Develop
We offer a number of career & professional development programs on Pioneer Careers for your student employees. In addition, we offer development opportunities and support tools for supervisors. 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 Employee Hiring Checklist

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If you would like to hire a student employee but are new to the process, be sure to follow each step listed below.  Before completing these steps on your own, check with your department to see if there is an …

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Posting Student Employment Positions in Pioneer Careers

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Pioneer Careers 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 …

By Stacey Stevens
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2020 Faculty Career Champions

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The 2020 Faculty Career Champions have been selected!  For the past four years, Career & Professional Development has asked students what faculty members have made a significant contribution to their career and professional development path.  This year over 400 students …

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Faculty Tips for Integrating Career Development into the Classroom

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Integrating career development into the classroom is a great way to ensure students see the connections between coursework and their future career or continuing education goals.  According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), or Higher Education, Below …

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Creating Remote Assignments for Student Employees

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Work with you student employee to create project-based learning opportunities. Project based learning is having students design, develop and construct hands-on solutions to a problem. Take these 4 steps: 1) Identify the problem, 2) Devise a solution, 3) Design and …

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