Information for Campus Supervisors

supervisor carmella marinaccio with a student employee

In Here to Career, campus employers serve as mentors who instill the knowledge and competencies needed to ensure a successful career after graduation.

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Developing Career Ready Students

As on-campus student employee supervisors, it’s important to understand the key competencies for career readiness.

How we interact, train, assist and develop our student employees not only impacts the student, but the department they are working in. On-campus student employment can connect students to a future opportunity, foster working relationships and allow the student to participate in a collaborative, unique culture.

All of these initatives ensure that these campus experiences fulfill our program mission to create college educated and career ready students.

Here to Career Program Competencies

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving.
  • Oral/Written Communications.
  • Teamwork/Collaboration.
  • Digital Technology.
  • Leadership.
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic.
  • Career Management.
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency.

Based on nationally recognized criteria from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

carm marinaccio working with a student assistant

Watching the students grow throughout their time here is really fun to watch. Many of them start out as timid freshmen and blossom into outgoing seniors." 

- shared by a Campus Supervisor

Enhancing Your Department with Student Employees

What better way to get to know and stay in touch with the student population than having a student employee in your office? Hiring a student employee brings enthusiasm, curiosity and spirit of experiential learning to your office or department, all while offering work experiences that translate to critical skills for students. Plus, it’s an inexpensive way to boost unit capacity.

Supervisor Commitment

Supervisors in the Here to Career program are committed to: 

  • Posting all student on-campus jobs through Bullseye powered by Handshake 
  • Ensuring the job description is mapped to at least one NACE competency and is reflected in the online job posting through Bullseye powered by Handshake
  • Attending Supervise Student Employees 101
  • Inform students of professional development opportunities available
  • Providing student employees with performance evaluations
  • Encourage your student employees complete a pre and post experience evaluation designed, implemented and disseminated by the division of Student Life

Detailed information is available through UBLearns, which supervisors are given access to once they enroll in the program.

Here’s How We Can Help

Developed exclusively for the Here to Career program, supervisors will be provided training and resources specific to their work with student employees. Through UBLearns, supervisors will have access to:

  • NACE Career Readiness Competencies Overview
  • Training ideas and activities for each of the NACE competencies
  • “How To’s”  for facilitating reflection and developmental conversations
  • Rubrics to evaluate employee performance
  • Checkpoints to ensure timely completition of key requirements

Supervisors are given access to UBLearns once they enroll in the program.

In addition, UB Human Resources and Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) offers training throughout the year to help supervisors prepare and excel in their supervision of student employees.

As part of the Student Life Here to Career program, campus supervisors will have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative culture and be a part of something bigger in student development and preparedness. Help your student employee gain the knowledge, expertise and skills they need to succeed in the workforce after they leave UB.

The Future of Here to Career

Ultimately Student Life is working toward the common goal of advancing faculty, staff and students in their ongoing pursuit of excellence. As the Here to Career program evolves more globally across the entire Univeristy, we will develop additional tools and resources, as well as a collaborative forum for supervisors to give and receive support.

Ready to Post Your Student Position?

Online via Bullseye

As a Campus Employer, Bullseye powered by Handshake makes it easy to post your student employee position. You will also find video tutorials on everything from creating an employer account, posting a campus job and how to search for student profiles.

On Campus Job Fair

The On Campus Job Fair is hosted on the Friday of Welcome Weekend each fall, and is a great way to meet students looking for on campus employment.

For more information on Here to Career, contact:

University at Buffalo
223 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469