Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training

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Student Employment Essentials are two, one-day each, professional development seminars designed to prepare you with the skills critical to the success of every student employment professional. Once you are trained, you will become an even greater benefit to the student employees and supervisors of your institution.

These "hands-on" workshops immerse participants in all aspects of running a successful student employment office and provide a framework to sharpen existing skills and acquire new ones. Expert trainers will provide you with well-researched, practical information you can apply immediately.

The value is unbelievable!  You will receive a wide range of the most important student employment information, access to an expert who has been highly trained, a continental breakfast and lunch at each session, the opportunity to share information with colleagues, a training manual to be used for future reference as well as a guide to organizing office responsibilities, and a Certificate of Completion for your professional development wall.

Who should attend?

Whether you are brand new to the area of student employment, or a seasoned person, this is a professional development session for YOU!  The following are a few examples of people who have attended:

  • Student Employment administrators
  • Financial Aid advisors
  • Human Resource coordinators
  • Career counselors
  • Student Affairs professionals
  • Business and agency representatives
  • Payroll administrators
  • Anyone interested in student employment issues 

What topics are covered? 

Track A - Legal Issues in Student Employment

Employment Regulations

Developing Training Program

Employing International Students

I9's and W4's

Interviewing and Selection Practices



Track B - Job Development & FWS Issues in Student Employment

Federal Work Study (FWS) - Program Management & Administration

FWS Student Eligibility

FWS - Job Location and Development (JLD) Administration

Marketing Your Student Employment Program

FWS - Allowable Employment

FWS - Off-Campus Programs

FWS - Community Service


What will you gain?

Participants will gain enhanced knowledge, skills and abilities that will help them with their personal and professional goals, in addition to the following: 

  • Important legal information that could save the participants university millions of dollars in litigation
  • Review of Fair Labor Standards Act, IRS rules, FERPA and ADA compliance
  • Regulations concerning employing internationals students
  • Crucial information on interviewing students for jobs
  • Methods of training supervisor
  • Department of Education guidelines for Federal Work Study
  • Help in setting up a FWS Community Service Program, developing jobs and maintaining employer relations
  • Steps for reporting the FWS Community Service requirement, calculating earnings and using program models from other schools
  • Tools for setting up, promoting, reporting and maintaining a successful Job Location and Development Program
  • Marketing techniques to bring in more jobs and more students
  • Tips on involving faculty in student employment programs

Note:  Track A and Track B are designed as stand-alone modules; while you might want to take both sessions, it is not necessary to do so.

Tracks A & B  $375    Track A only is $190 and Track B only is $190.