Student Employee Training Menu

Available on-demand for your student employees. We can deliver tailored content at staff meetings or a separately scheduled time. Trainings are created using the NACE Career Competencies, which explore and grow skills across the dimensions of the 4D Experience. Baked in all trainings are Equity & Inclusion frameworks. If you’d like to request a training for student employees, contact us at

Topics include:

Career & Self-Development:

  • Creating Your Career Narrative: Students will identify transferable career skills they use in their student employment and learn how to communicate the value of these skills to future employers through resumes, cover letters, and interviews. As part of this process, students will  how to situate themselves within a career narrative leading to their professional goals as well as continual personal, academic, and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Resumes, Cover Letters, or Interviewing: Students will advance their skills in resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and/or networking. 
  • How to Find a Student Job: In this training, students will learn how to identify and apply to student employment positions relevant to their needs and their professional goals.  
  • Performance Evaluations: Students will learn how to prepare for feedback and performance reviews, how to receive both positive and negative feedback, and how to implement this feedback moving forward. 


  • Presentation Skills: Students will find their unique voice, learn strategies for coping with public speaking anxiety, and build skills for crafting engaging and inclusive presentations. Students will learn how to clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives.
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback: Students will identify their relationship to feedback and build skills for both giving and receiving it in a constructive and sustainable way.

Critical Thinking:

  • Program & Event Planning: Student employees will learn an overall framework for planning, implementing, and assessing programs and/or events and practice applying it to their work.
  • Workplace Decision Making: Student employees will identify their decision-making style and how to apply it to challenging situations in the workplace. Students will learn to identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.

Equity & Inclusion:

  • International Students & Work On-Campus: International students face unique circumstances in applying to and working in student employment roles, but it is definitely possible! In this session, international students will learn about both relevant regulations and U.S. job application and workplace norms.
  • Racial Wellbeing in the Workplace: In this training, originally developed and facilitated by Program Assistant Raissa Ames (MSW ’22), student employees will build the skills to protect their wellbeing as racialized people and to support their coworkers.
  • White Supremacy Culture in the Workplace: In this training, based on research by Program Assistant Raissa Ames (MSW ’22), students employees will identify how elements of white supremacy culture show up in their workplace and how to engage with one another differently.


  • Leading at All Levels: Students will learn how to lead and be heard from any institutional level, while acting in the interest of living, learning, and working communities.
  • Managing Multiple Roles: Students will engage with the challenges of being both student and employee, especially in a peer-facing role. Students will learn how to manage those competing roles using boundaries and communication, while understanding and demonstrating effective work habits.


  • Authentic Professionalism: Students will learn how to identify professionalism norms in their workplace and develop strategies for navigating their personal and professional identities, while demonstrating the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people of different local and global cultures.
  • Managing Wellbeing & Work: Students will learn about the common factors that impact student employee wellbeing, and identify strategies for managing and communicating about their stress and overall wellbeing. 


  • Navigating Conflict: Student will learn strategies for dealing with work place conflict with both peers and supervisors, while building and maintaining collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals. Students will also learn about campus resources that can assist them through these conflicts.
  • Supervising Up: Students will identify their own workstyle, communication style, and conflict style. Student will learn how these align with their supervisors, while recognizing and capitalizing on personal and team strengths to achieve goals and experiences.


  • Working Remotely: Students will understand common challenges in remote work and will learn to leverage tools for managing this work efficiently and maintain community.
  • Outlook for Beginners: Tips and tricks from our favorite mailing system! Students will understand and leverage the basic functions of outlook to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. Special features covered include quick parts, delay send, and more. Included in this training will be email writing basics.

Got other ideas for a training? Let us know!