We would like to announce the opening of proposals for the Work Learn Programfor Winter 2017 (September 1 – April 30, 2018)! Proposals will be accepted starting June 5 until June 23, 2017
Working on campus provides students with unique opportunities to explore different work environments, develop professional skills for the future, gain practical experience that complements classroom learning, and build strong connections with professionals and practitioners within the UBC community. Your commitment to hiring students helps them to achieve these experiential learning outcomes while simultaneously allowing them to contribute to the work of your unit or department.
If you are considering hiring a student for the winter to work in your lab, unit, or department, we encourage you to submit a proposal.We have developed a series of questions within a Submission Guide; these are the questions you will need to address when submitting your proposal on the CareersOnline submission form. You can also download a step-by-step guide on how to submit your proposal.
Need an example of a good proposal to get you started? A few of our successful employers have agreed to share theirs with you!
As the first quarter of this Work Learn term has just been competed, you are getting a good sense of your employees’ strengths and opportunities for development.
Regular communication with your employee(s) is a great way to ensure that expectations are understood and are being met, concerns are dealt with quickly and collaboratively, and successes are recognized. This also increases the productivity and quality of work of your student staff. You can use the following templates to guide you as you have ongoing conversations:
5-15 Check in : this is useful for 1:1 meetings and should take the student no more than fifteen minutes to complete it, and five minutes for the supervisor to read it.
Work Plan Template: this is a way to ensure that the student knows what tasks are coming up, who is responsible for said tasks, and should be done in collaboration with the student.
In addition to ongoing informal conversations, we encourage you to conduct a formal Mid-Point Evaluation (Lab / Non-lab) with your student staff. Your student can also use this 360 Feedback Form, which helps provide feedback from peers and colleagues.
We invite you to join us in our second series of Managing Millennials workshops for the Work Learn Summer ’17 session.
In this interactive workshop we will be covering what millennials value, we’ll share our tips on effective performance management tactics, and work on a case study where you’ll get to brainstorm ideas with fellow supervisors
Date: Wednesday, June 21
Time: 10:00am – Noon
Location: Henry Angus Building, RM 437. 2053 Main Mall.