Student Employment serves to connect students with meaningful job opportunities while pursuing a degree.
EARN: Help pay for educational expenses while pursuing your degree.
LEARN: Gain valuable transferable skills needed to reach your career goals.
CONNECT: Become a valued member of the campus and community workforce.
Tips on how to avoid a Job Scam
Protect yourself and your information with the tips below!
How to identify a job scam?
- Consider the confidentiality of information requested.
- Is the employer asking for financial information, such as a bank account or credit card number?
- Research the company.
- Is the provided website a legitimate employer?
- Does the contact appear on the company web page?
- Can you find the company by searching the internet for the provided email, phone number, and website?
- Examine the email.
- Is it coming from a business or company domain?
- Is it misspelled or not exactly the company name?
- Is the reply address the same as the from address?
- Are there several grammatical, spelling, punctuation, or other errors?
How to avoid a job scam?
- Never send personal information to employers via email.
- You should not be asked to send personal information, such as a bank account, Social Security number, or similar info. If an employer needs this, ask to provide it in person.
- Do not accept or provide money prior to starting work.
- You should not receive a check or compensation before you begin your work.
- You should not be asked to transfer funds or wire money for a company.
- Question if you receive an offer before you interview.
- You should not get a job offer prior to doing more than just submitting a resume to a company.
- Know which companies to which you have applied.
- You should not respond to a job offer or request for information from a company that is not in your list of submitted applications.
How to respond to a potential job scam?
Do not respond to anything you suspect to be fraudulent.
How do I report a suspected job scam?
- If you are unsure whether or not a job posting or email is a scam, reach out to the Student Employment Program. We can provide guidance and help so you do not put yourself at risk.
- If you already disclosed information, be sure to contact your bank and credit card companies to make them aware of potential fraudulent charges. In addition, you can file a complaint with local police.
Student Performance Evaluations
Performance evaluations provide students with both positive reinforcement and constructive criticism of their performances. The evaluation is also a valuable tool when preparing letters of recommendation for student employees. Please allow time to review each student’s evaluation with them, providing ample time for additional feedback.
Supervisors should complete performance evaluations for their student’s at least once a year (more if desired) to maintain compliance with University student employment policy (see Student Employment Supervisor’s Manual, Sec. 3.1 Performance Evaluations). Also, student employees must have a current performance evaluation on file in order to receive any pay increase. The evaluation must show the student merits a pay increase (Meets or Exceeds Job Expectations is an overall score of 2 or higher).
Note: A student should never be too surprised when they receive an less than satisfactory performance evaluation. On-campus employment is a learning experience and must be treated as such. If a student is upset, please take a moment to explain areas for improvement, providing examples of how they have not met job expectations (this may be a time to review their original job description, duties, and expectations), then work with them to develop a plan for improvement.
Please fill out the evaluation below for each student. After submitting, you will receive a notification email confirming receipt of the evaluation, along with a copy of the evaluation results. You may want to also print a copy to keep in your student employee’s file. You may choose to email the student a copy of the results or print a copy for their records also. Again, be sure to review the evaluation results with each student employee. The Offices of Human Resources and Student Employment will also each receive notices of completion, along with results.
National Student Employment Week
Student Employment Awards
Student Employee of the Year Nomination Form
The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) coordinates the annual National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) program in collaboration with MASEA and our member institutions. The intent of this award is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while pursuing higher education.
The process begins at the institutional level. Supervisors may nominate an outstanding employee for recognition as their institutions’ student employee of the year. Then, any institution who is a member of MASEA may submit their student employee of the year for State and Regional consideration. If the Regional winner is from an institution that is also an NSEA member, the student will be moved forward for National consideration, as well.
In order to be eligible for consideration, student employees must have worked a minimum of six months part-time or three months full-time during June 2019 to May 2020 (anticipated). Must be an undergraduate student.
In the space provided below, please give examples of the nominee’s demonstrated skills in each category of the NACE Core Competencies. You are limited to 350 words in each area.
- Digital Technology
- Problem Solving
- Professionalism/Work Ethic
- Intercultural Fluency
- Career Management
Nominations Due by February 14, 2020.
Student Employment Supervisor of the Year
Nominations will be scored by a campus wide selection committee. To create strong nominations, nominees are encouraged to provide detailed and concrete examples in paragraph form (500 word limit for each category) on each of the following criteria mentoring, professionalism and leadership provided to the student employee. Please include:
- The nominee’s greatest attributes, as they relate to their supervision.
- How the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations as a supervisor.
- The quality of the nominee’s work and work style.
- The nominee’s leadership skills, initiative, and motivation.
- The impact the nominee has had on your student employees.
- The qualities of the nominee that set him/her apart from other student employment supervisors.
In order to be eligible for consideration, the nominee must be a full time or part time staff/faculty employee of the nominating college or university who has an active MASEA membership.
Nominations Due by February 14, 2020.