Supervising Student Employees

Learn how to set up your student employees for success by providing clear expectations, planning and directing the students' work and developing their skills.   

This virtual program provides information and resources for supervisors of student employees and is in alignment with UB's Here to Career program. It examines the role of a supervisor and teaches the value of coaching, training and orienting your student. Best practices and other successful student management strategies are shared from various units across campus.

On this page:

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the importance of orienting your students to your department and what components are needed in an orientation
  • Discover what qualities make a great supervisor, and supervision tips to add to your supervisory tool kit
  • Appreciate the value of developing the skills of students — including on-the-job training and coaching
  • Manage student performance and the steps to take when you must address an issue

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff





Workshop Schedule and Registration

Log in to UB EDGE to view workshop dates and register. (Don't have a UB EDGE account? Search for dates on the UB Calendar and email or call 716-645-4459 to register.)

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Student Engagement

Phone: 716-645-9538


Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch.

Kerry Gangi

Program Coordinator and Communications Specialist

Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE)

Phone: 716-645-4459


The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the workshop. Please allow ample time for ODE to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.