Getting the Greatest Bang for Your Buck: Maximizing Your Student Employment Program

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Part 2 of a two-part series about student employment

Core Competencies: Communications, Human Resource Development, Leadership, Management, Student Learning
Originally presented on April 29, 2009
This is the archived version.

Program Description

The "Getting the Greatest Bang for Your Buck: Maximizing Your Student Employment Program" webinar is a 60-minute online learning session. Jessica Hickmott and Brett Perozzi from Weber State University, two authors of the ACUI publication "Enhancing Student Learning Through College Employment" will provide information on best practices for maximizing your student employment program. 

The on-campus work environment presents a unique environment in which to offer highly structured training and learning opportunities for student employees. College unions are frequently one of the largest on-campus employers of students. As such, this webinar will focus on student employee programs within college unions and will explore topics such as: the organization of student employment programs, use of learning outcomes, customizing literature and best practices for individual environments, outcomes-based training, and specific tools to use when measuring student employee learning and development.

Presenter Information

Brett Perozzi

Brett Perozzi has been a scholar-practitioner at five universities throughout his career. Perozzi is currently the associate vice president for student affairs at Weber State University, a public institution of 22,000 students located 30 miles north of Salt Lake City. He most recently served as the executive director of student engagement at Arizona State University and has also worked at Indiana, Texas Tech, and Colorado State Universities.

Perozzi received a Ph.D. from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona, both in higher education administration. He has taught in the higher education graduate programs at Indiana, Colorado State, and Arizona State, and served as a faculty member for graduate student international study programs. Perozzi’s research interests are student employment and international education.

Jessica Hickmott

Jessica Hickmott is the student affairs assessment coordinator at Weber State University. Her current research interests include assessment in higher education and competencies of student affairs professionals. She received her master’s in postsecondary educational leadership with a specialization in student affairs from San Diego State University.

Learning Outcomes

Participants in this webinar will:

  1. Identify strategies to consider when designing or augmenting a student employment program
  2. Learn how to incorporate student learning outcomes into a student employment program 
  3. Identify a training model or training techniques that can be integrated into a student employment program 
  4. Articulate several methods for measuring and assessing student learning within an employment program.


Updated Aug. 23, 2015