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Workshop Opportunities for Supervisors and Students

We in the Center for Career and Professional Development are excited about the academic year and the opportunities to help students develop their professional skills. In addition to professional development workshops for students (including Emergency Preparedness, navigating difficult conversations, and workplace etiquette — see below), we are also offering various training sessions for supervisors. Please RSVP to this link to any of the following supervisor workshops so that we know how many to expect:   (NOTE: If the site asks you for a password, please clear your cookies and start again)

 

Workshops for Supervisors

New Supervisor Training
Thursday, September 15
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

UC Catamount Room

This training is for anyone new to supervising students. Information covered includes the differences between Non Work Study (NWS) and Federal Work Study (FWS) all federal, state, and university policies regarding NWS and FWS student employment, details on the hiring process for both, common errors supervisors make on hiring paperwork as well as information on approving student timesheets.

 

Managing Generation Z: Understanding and Molding Today’s Students for the Workforce
Tuesday, September 20
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
UC Catamount Room

Because Generation Z-ers were born in the height of the Internet Age, they are more diverse, driven, and tech-savvy than ever.  Learn about how the typical Generation Z-er views work and how to best communicate and manage students of this generation.

 

Best Practices in Hiring and Evaluating Student Workers
Thursday, October 13
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Center for Career and Professional Development conference room, Reid Building

The most recent WCU Student Employment Satisfaction Survey shows our student workers want feedback about their performance at work, and they want clear-cut guidelines on what’s expected of them. Learn about effective ways to hire qualified students to your open positions, as well as how to give constructive feedback in their evaluations. Hear what other departments are doing and gather new ideas that you can implement in your department’s student employment program.

 

Creating a Student Worker Handbook
Thursday, November 10
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Center for Career and Professional Development conference room, Reid Building

The most recent WCU Supervisor Survey showed about half of all responding departments do not currently have a student worker handbook.  Because students need clear and concise guidelines on what’s expected of them in terms of their job duties, dress, and attitude, having a departmental student worker handbook is very important.  This workshop is for any department which currently does not have a student worker handbook or who would like brainstorm and gather ideas on updating one that’s already in place.

 

 

Workshops for Students:

The following are workshop opportunities for your student workers. Although these workshops are geared towards students who work on campus, any student may RSVP to attend in JobCat 2.0. Please encourage your students to attend these workshops for added professional development, which can be highlighted on their resumes:

 

Emergency Preparedness
Wednesday, September 28
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Bardo Arts Center 130

Emergencies can strike at any moment; be prepared for when it does! Students will join University Police and will learn how to report a crime, crime statistics, what to do in an active shooter situation and more. Students should RSVP in JobCat 2.0 so that we know how many to expect.

 

Navigating Difficult Conversations
Thursday, October 6
4 to 5 p.m.
Center for Career and Professional Development conference room, Reid Building

Difficult conversations are never fun to have, but are a necessity in many different situations. Whether you’re dealing with a difficult co-worker, supervisor, parent, or roommate, learn how to navigate those conversations in a productive and positive way.

Space is limited. Students should RSVP to JobCat 2.0

 

Know Your Rights!
Tuesday, October 25
4 to 5 p.m.
Center for Career and Professional Development conference room, Reid Building

As a student worker, you DO have rights. Learn what those rights are, as well what your responsibilities are as a student worker, and how to file a grievance report if you need to.

Space is limited. Students should RSVP to JobCat 2.0

 

Workplace Etiquette
Wednesday, Nov. 2
4 to 5 p.m.
Center for Career and Professional Development conference room, Reid Building

Don’t be “that person!”  Learn the do’s and don’ts of working in a professional office space, including respecting others’ personal space, lunchroom etiquette, and effective communication strategies (it’s not necessarily what you say, but how you say it!)

Space is limited. Students should RSVP to JobCat 2.0

— Submitted by Carrie Hachadurian

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