Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Student Employment Office

Students as employees

Students who work on campus are viewed as employees of the College.

The following guidelines are offered in the supervision of student workers:

  • Attempt to make sure the working conditions of student employees are equivalent to those of other workers.
  • Communication is important in effective supervision. Outline basic work expectations and responsibilities for student employees, and during the hiring process explain the importance of their duties. Provide a specific job description which lists the tasks to be performed.
  • Make certain student employees receive quality training so that they can carry out responsibilities properly. Review tasks and expectations regularly.
  • Assist each student in establishing good work habits. Consider yourself a role model. Also, expecting student employees to perform their duties competently and professionally is not unreasonable and can only enhance their overall effectiveness.
  • Realize the potential impact that you and the job will have on each student's work attitude and achievement. Therefore, show concern and understanding for each individual. A little praise for a job well done can go a long way. Constructive criticism is also good.
  • E-mail is a great communication tool. Write updates to your students regularly.

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