Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs

Committee Chairperson

Kenneth Witmer, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Jacqueline S. Hodes, Ed.D.

Committee Member

Matthew J. Kruger-Ross, Ph.D.


When attending university, many students choose to work, whether off or on campus, in order to earn some money or enough to pay their way. Student employment can help students become more acclimated to campus and aid in building transferable skills that will follow them throughout college and beyond. However, on campus not every job is equal and not all students can clearly say what skills were cultivated during their experience. To bridge the gap between student learning and employment I propose a centralized student employment office which will implement a training and advising program for student employees and their supervisors. The program will not only utilize training workshops but also focus on the importance of reflection and evaluation within student growth and learning.