Along with Shamla’s position, other examples of student jobs, which pay an hourly wage, include visual media assistant, graphic designer, journalism researcher and science lab assistants.
Faculty and staff who oversee students in the program receive training on inclusive workplaces, part of the university’s efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion.
“The students I have met with are excited to connect with Career Services early in their college career and discuss how their on-campus job can help develop their career readiness skills,” said Sara Anger, career development manager with Career Services.
GPS includes career conversations and career self-assessments before and after students’ work experiences.
GPS uses national career readiness competencies developed by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Students are recruited for GPS through job postings on Handshake, a national online platform used by UW-Stout that connects students to job opportunities.