Office of Student Life

Student Employment Experience


OSU GROW* reflection conversations help student employees connect the work they do with their academic coursework and career plans. GROW stands for “Guided Reflection On Work.” The GROW conversation is based on a program at The University of Iowa, and features four simple questions.

OSU GROW Questions

OSU GROW questions prompt students to reflect and connect their learning across academic, employment, and professional environments.

To see the OSU GROW Guide for this semester, please access the Buckeye Box.

Facilitating OSU GROW Conversations

OSU GROW* conversations can happen one-on-one or in small groups of 8 or fewer students.

Facilitators should be trained in these conversations, and can be the supervisor, another staff member or even student managers/supervisors.


*GROW is used with permission from © University of Iowa