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 half-day program, developed in conjunction with Career Services, provides information and resources for supervisors of student employees. 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. This class is offered at least once a quarter.

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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





Class Schedule and Registration

Log in to UB EDGE to view class 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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Nancy Schimenti

Assistant to the Director

Career Services

Phone: (716) 645-4621


Susan Steck

Manager, Organizational Effectiveness and Orientation Programs

Organizational Development & Training

Phone: 716-645-4431


Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch.

Kerry Gangi

Program Coordinator & Communications Specialist

Organizational Development and Training

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 & Training (OD&T) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the class. Please allow ample time for OD&T to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.