Support From the Sidelines
The Office of Student Employment seeks to provide information for parents to help them assist their students in finding employment and succeeding in the workplace.
A few ways that parents can assist their students include:
- Providing your student with the necessary documentation and identification to complete I-9 and W-4 employment forms. Check out the documents and forms tab to see what documentation is needed to complete this paperwork.
- Encouraging your student to balance work and academics. Studies have shown that students who work more than 20 hours a week tend to struggle academically, but students working 10-15 hours a week see no appreciable difference in their GPA.
- Understanding and supporting the idea that a great deal of learning happens outside of the classroom. Through exploring a variety of jobs during college, your student will gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to test and develop skills that will help them succeed after graduation.