Office of Student Life

Student Employment Experience

Learning Goals

The SEE program focuses on learning goals and outcomes that frame the student employment experience. These goals are based on university commitments and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career readiness competencies


What are the goals of SEE? 

  1. Lead student employees to reflect on what they are learning through their employment role. 
  2. Guide students to connect that learning from work to class and future careers. 
  3. Support supervisors of students to incorporate learning into all aspects of a student employee’s experience, from hiring to exit interviews. 


What are the learning outcomes?


Intentionally participating in the process of growth and personal development through lived experiences in order to meet one’s full potential. 

  • Professionalism - Students will learn the value of effective work habits and the importance of acting in the interest of the larger workplace or community in order to achieve maximum productivity and accomplish a shared goal.  
  • Leadership - Students will recognize the elements of an effective leader within themselves, including how to encourage success through recognizing strengths, inspiring motivation and using innovative thinking and problem-solving skills, while building mutual trust.    



Supporting the creation and continuation of a community where all members feel connected, supported, and appreciated. 

  • Belonging & Inclusion - Students will understand how to support an inclusive community where all members obtain access to the same opportunities so that all can thrive. 
  • Teamwork - Students will discover how active listening, effective conflict management, and collaboration with others contributes to positive working relationships.    



Prioritizing the mental and physical health of oneself and the greater community while developing and maintaining a growth mindset around the capacity and confidence to pursue academic, personal, and professional goals. 

  • Digital Wellness - Students will learn how to leverage technologies, while being mindful of the impact of their virtual presence and taking steps to create sustainable habits that support their values, goals, community and safety. 
  • Career Wellness & Self-Development - Students will find meaningful ways to utilize their own strengths in both their academic and professional careers, identify areas of improvement and navigate critical skills such as upskilling (learning to expand one’s existing skill set), reskilling (learning new skills outside of one’s existing skillset) and networking.  



Students will creatively engage in critical reflection that evaluates information within multiple contexts to inform decisions, solve problems and innovate for the future. 

  • Critical Thinking - Students will tackle relevant problems by anticipating needs and actions, identifying reputable sources and accurately reporting and utilizing data. 
  • Communication - Students will understand the importance of clearly conveying information, ideas, facts and perspectives with various audiences in mind.