Supervising Student Employees
In this module, you will:
- Gain understanding of the issues concerning student employees
- Explore the dual role of supervising student employees
- Consider practices and procedures in hiring and supervising student employees
- Learn about strategies for being an excellent supervisor and role model
Before you read the following module, take this self-assessment by responding to the following True/False statements. You will find the answers to the questions at the end of this module.
- A student employee is no different from any other employee.
- Student employees are in a transitional stage in their lives.
- Students usually already have plenty of work experience and will not require much training.
- Supervisors need to understand that students’ top priority is to learn and that work is part of their education.
- Students do not always have to follow the same dress code as other employees, but they may be asked to meet certain professional standards.
- Supervisors do not need to be specific in the job description as the duties may change.
- A student employee can be employed as a personal assistant.
- It is all right to ask personal information (age, marital status, etc.) of candidates during a job interview as this may affect their job performance.
- After giving a student one or more verbal warnings, you may fire or terminate his or her employment for non-compliance.
- Supervisors should provide an evaluation of the student employee’s performance at least once a semester if possible.