STUDENT TO EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE (S.E.E.) TRAINING: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR UWG STUDENTS

Program Overview & Benefits to Participating

  • Program Overview

    Program Overview & Benefits of Participating

    This program is designed for UWG Students that are either currently employed or seeking employment. The Student to Exceptional Employee (S.E.E.) Training and Development Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their skill set, knowledge base, and leadership potential so that they can excel in the workforce.

    To register for S.E.E. training workshops, visit OrgSync

  • Benefits to Participating

    The S.E.E. Training and Development Program gives students the chance to attend free, one-hour workshops on a variety of topics related to employment and work/life balance.

    In addition to the valuable knowledge and transferable skills that you will learn, you will also receive the following benefits:

    • By completing the requirements, students will earn a new honor to list on their resume - the Student to Exceptional Employee Work Readiness Certification.
    • Students completing the requirements for Bronze certification will receive a letter of completion from the Assistant Director of Student Employment, Department of Career Services.
    • Students completing the requirements for Silver certification will receive a letter of completion from the Director of Career Services, acknowledging your participation in the program.
    • Students completing the requirements for Gold certification will receive a letter of completion from the Associate Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students
    • Students completing the requirements for Platinum Leader certification will receive a letter of completion from the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
    • Students who achieve any level of S.E.E. Certification will be recognized during National Student Employee Appreciation Week held each April

    *Completion of this program does not guarantee you employment; but is a tool to help increase your chances of employment.

  • Important Information

    Certification Levels

    Students are able to earn up to three levels of S.E.E. Certification. The levels are: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

    Effective January 2016 we will be adding a fourth level: Platinum Leadership.

    Click on the levels below for more detailed information.

    *Workshops And Dates Are Subject To Change

 

S.E.E. Training Certification Levels - Effective January 2016

  • Bronze Track

    Bronze Certification Requirements:

    • Must attend a total of four of workshops.
    • Have an approved Career Services resume (Click here for Resume Tips and Samples from Career Services)
    • Complete a mock interview through Interview Stream (including appointment with Career Services for critique).
    • Write a 2-4 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. New Times Roman font) reflection paper covering topics you have learned in S.E.E. Training.
    *Students will receive the following upon completion of the Bronze Track:
    • Certificate of Work Readiness - Bronze Level
    • Letter of Completion from LaToya Scroggins; Assistant Director of Student Employment, Department of Career Services
  • Silver Track

    Silver Certification Requirements:

    • Must attend a total of six of the following workshops.
    • Student must complete 60 hours of employment and/or volunteer work (on or off campus - will have to provide proof of employment and/or volunteer service)
    • Create a LinkedIn account and have it reviewed by Career Services
    • Write a 2-4 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. New Times Roman font) reflection paper on what you learned in the workshops and how you have applied the skills you have learned during your 60 hours of employment and/or volunteer service.

    *Students will receive the following upon completion of the Bronze Track:

    • Certificate of Work Readiness - Silver Level
    • Letter of Completion from Keri Burns, Director of Career Services
  • Gold Track

    Gold Certification Requirements:

    • Must attend a total of eight of the following workshops.
    • Students must complete 120 hours of employment and/or volunteer work (on or off campus - will have to provide proof of employment and/or volunteer service)
    • Write a 2-4 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. New Times Roman font) reflection paper on what you learned in the workshops and how you have applied the skills you have learned during your 120 hours of employment and/or volunteer service.
    • Complete a project that furthers student employee training. Students can select from the below list or submit an idea for prior approval:

    - Conduct a short training session for other student employees in their department based on information they learned in one or more S.E.E. Training and Development Workshops

    - Write a standard operations procedure (SOP) for your current job. Include information and tools (e.g., checklist, contacts, etc.) that will help train future students in    your position

    *Students will receive the following upon completion of the Gold Track:

    • Certificate of Work Readiness - Gold Level
    • Letter of Completion from Xavier Whitaker, Associate Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Platinum Leader Track

    Platinum Leadership Certification Requirements & S.E.E. Training 101 (T 1/19, 2/9):

    • Must attend a total of five of the following workshops: 

    Communication and Professionalism W 1/20, 3/30
    Conflict Management W 2/10
    Teamwork II W 3/23
    Better Decision Making M 2/22
    Ethical Leadership & Best Work Practices W 2/24
    Managing Peers: Motivation & Strategy W 3/9

     
    Location: College of Education 227 at 5:30 p.m.
    • Must attend a total of five of the following classes in the Professional Leadership Track with Leadership to Go:
    Recruitment and Retention T 2/2
    Motivation and Recognition T 2/9
    Leadership Transition T 2/22
    Delegation T 3/22
    Event Management T 2/16
    Social Change Model T 3/8
    Stress Management T 3/29
     
    Location: Campus Center 108.3 at 6:45 p.m.
     
    • Students must complete 240 hours of employment and/or volunteer work (on or off campus - will have to provide proof of hours and/or volunteer service)
    • Write a 2-4 page (double-spaced, 12 pt. New Times Roman font) reflection paper on what you learned in the workshops and how you have applied the skills you have learned during your 120 hours of employment and/or volunteer service.
    • Complete a project that furthers student employee training. Students can select from the below list or submit an idea for prior approval:
    1. Use your entrepreneurship skills to develop a product or business (including non-profit). Create a business plan, including: executive summary, company or product description, industry analysis, marketing plan and sales strategy, operations, management and organization, long-term development, financial. You will be presenting your business or product to the Student Employment Review Board.
    2. Create an integrated marketing campaign for a product, place, person, business, department, etc. Make sure you focus on design, promotion, tracking progress, strengths and weaknesses, brand identity and synergy, consumers, sponsorship, and media. You may either present this to the Student Employment Review Board or produce and submit a short (5-10 minutes) film.

    *Students will receive the following upon completion of the Platinum Leadership Track:

    Certificate of Work Readiness - Platinum Leader Level
    Letter of Completion from Scot Lingrell, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management