Student Employees Achieve (SEA) Badge

Student Employees Achieve (SEA) Badge

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Want to show future employers that your student employment makes you career ready? Apply to join the Student Employees Achieve badging program!

Purpose:

Students who complete the badge will be proficient in application of the NACE career readiness competencies in their student employment role and prepared to transfer those skills to post-graduate work opportunities. This process of reflection, connection, and discovery delivers on the 4D Experience, providing opportunities that support students’ intellectual growth, character growth, well-being, and sense of purpose.

Outcomes:

  • Students will identify how they are building career skills in their student employment.
  • Students will see connections between their student employment and their future careers.
  • Students will feel confident in articulating those connections for themselves and others.
  • Students will have a strong sense of self as professional and what that means for their future careers.

Completion and Recognition:

Participants will be enrolled in a Canvas course to track their completion of trainings throughout the year and submission of reflections on each skill. (See structure below.)

Participants who successfully complete all requirements by May 2023 will be awarded the SEA Badge in June 2023. They will be encouraged to share it on LinkedIn, with professors, and with current and future employers as a mark of their career readiness. They will also be highlighted across campus and in employer communications.

Students who complete the badge will receive personal training on how to talk to employers in their field about the value of their student employment experience through a workshop and a mock interview with a real employer.

Participants:

Initial cohort of 20 undergraduate and graduate student employees, with preference for students within two years of graduation, especially those with limited access to other professional development opportunities.

Participants will be required to meet briefly with Elise Goss-Alexander at the beginning of the program to ensure they understand their commitments.

Structure:

Career Competency* Requirement(s)
Career & Self-Development

New Student Employee Orientation

AND

Meet with a Career or Peer Career Advisor

Complete Reflection Questions
Communication

Coach Approach (Academic Advising)

OR

Asynchronous Option

Complete Reflection Questions
Critical Thinking

Program Planning (Office of Student Engagement)

OR

Asynchronous Option

Complete Reflection Questions
Equity & Inclusion

Mandatory Reporter Responsibilities (Equal Opportunity/Title IX)

OR

Asynchronous Option

Complete Reflection Questions
Leadership

Leading Your Way (Employer Recruiter)

OR

Asynchronous

Complete Reflection Questions
Teamwork

Conflict Management at Work (Office of Student Employment)

OR

Asynchronous Option

Complete Reflection Questions
Technology

Digital Accessibility (C+V, Office of Teaching and Learning, Disability Services Program)

OR

Asynchronous Option

Complete Reflection Questions
Professionalism (Final Reflection)

Who are you as a professional? How do you know, and what does this mean for your professional future? (Written, video, audio, or other form)

Submit this to our office and to your supervisor.

*Trainings provided by the Office of Student Employment to your student employee team may also be counted for competency requirements.

Please direct any questions to the Student Employment team at stuemp@du.edu!