Supervising student workers requires more than delegation, it requires mentoring, direct communication, and ongoing guidance. A positive student employment experience on campus not only assists in student retention, it provides meaningful opportunities for career development and job readiness by giving students a meaningful on-campus work experience where they learn skills that will translate to a future career.
The toolkit resources provided below are aimed at helping you, the supervisors and managers to:
Reach out to the Student Employment office in Human Resources or to University Career Services if you need assistance.
Darren RussellStudent Employment ManagerDepartment of Human ResourcesOffice: (718) 990-1865, press 3Email us
University Career ServicesCCK Building, Queen Campus
SHinE stands for Students Honored in Employment, an annual award program for student workers sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and Student Employment. SHinE seeks to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work on campus while attending college. Supervisors may nominate eligible student workers who meet the program criteria. Up to four (4) students annually may be awarded $500.00 (less applicable taxes) and be invited to a ceremony and luncheon with their supervisors and management.Program Purpose
In order to be eligible for nomination, a student worker must have completed two consecutive semesters of employment in their current department, be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA, full-time academic eligibility and work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Student workers may be classified as either Regular or Federal Work-Study; and both undergraduate and graduate student workers may be nominated. Students participating in study abroad or an academic internship for the current semester are still eligible for nomination.
When considering a student for nomination, make sure to review the requirements and the student worker core competencies. At the beginning of each annual nomination period, student worker supervisors will be notified and provided with detailed instructions about how to nominate a student worker in their department. The nomination period for the 2024 SHinE award program ran from January 29 - February 16, 2024 and is now closed.
The SHinE recognition luncheon for award recipients and semi-finalists will be held this year on April 11, 2024 during National Student Employment Week.