Office of the VP for Student Life

Resources for managers of student employees

Student Life prioritizes the student employee experience as being about more than a paycheck. We hope students have a professional, educational and rewarding experience when working with us. For students to get the most out of their employment, we must prepare and equip managers to do their best work.

The Student Employee Experience Committee, in partnership with the Career & Internship Center, has compiled resources to support managers student employees on topics including hiring, onboarding, evaluation, and feedback. For official UW policy on student employment visit the HR compensation page.

We’ve also launched the Husky Experience Toolkit for Student Employees to help student reflect on and better express what they have done and learned in their jobs.

For questions or to learn more about the committee, contact Sean Ferris at:


Information on crafting job descriptions, posting jobs, hiring work-study students, resources for scheduling shifts, and more.


Resources to ensure student employees understand their work and the organization, employee training, and forms to complete.

UW Seattle Admissions staff members Ellen Azose (left) and Jill Dalinkus (right) answer questions at a college transfer fair at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, Washington on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012. Katherine B. Turner/UW Admissions

Supporting Student Success

Tools to help students understand what they are getting out of their work and how it can apply to their classes and career goals. Project Persistence supports students’ academic progress by reviewing their quarterly progress and engaging where necessary to ensure they are making progress toward graduation.