Students who participate in the student employment program will be welcomed into a work experience that encourages and supports their personal agency and responsibility to make a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in the broader world.
Student employees leverage the professional, technical, and interpersonal dynamics of work study roles at Luther to build core competencies that can flourish and flex for a lifetime. Supervisors challenge and support student employees to facilitate their development through mentoring and performance evaluation.
As a result of their work study experience, students will:
■ Learn Actively ▲ Live Purposefully ● Lead Courageously
■ Learn to navigate and appreciate the organizational landscape.
■ Embrace a life filled with rapid change.
▲ Connect vocation to service.
▲ Articulate their value beyond salary/dollar measurements.
● Make personal projects that are socially and organizationally compelling.
▲ ● Work for equity and justice–both locally & globally.
▲ ● Build and maintain personal relationships marked with empathy.
■ ▲ Cultivate networking skills for professional objectives.
■ ▲ ● Consider and realize sustainability in their endeavors.
■ ▲ ● Develop intercultural fluency and engage others in a culturally responsive way.
■ ▲ ● Discover, affirm, and apply their strengths.
The work-study program provides students the opportunity to discover, practice, and develop essential career readiness skills. Students will develop the following career readiness skills in all work-study positions:
Through the varied work-related responsibilities and settings, students will develop many of the following career readiness skills:
Domains of Career Readiness: These domains of career readiness provide students context and language around the skills they develop.
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