Workplace Learning & Development

Promoting Employee and Organizational Growth and Development
(413) 545-1787

Supervising Student Workers

Available To: 
UMass faculty and staff

Student workers are a vital part of our workplace and it’s important to recognize their unique situation as both student and worker. This two-part training will give supervisors tools and strategies to lay the groundwork for student workplace success.

Participants will learn:

  • The unique perspective that students bring to the workplace:  what motivates them, what priorities they have to juggle as a student, what point of view they add to your multi-generational workplace.
  • Effective practices and tools to orient, train, and manage student workers.
  • Supervision practices and strategies for supporting and improving students’ work performance that include: giving constructive and positive feedback, motivating, delegating and assigning tasks, and disciplining.

Session 1 - 2/14

Session 2 - 2/15

Supervisory Development