University of Vermont
Recruiting & Hiring Student Employees
Most recruiting and hiring efforts are completed through the Student Employment Jobs Board. The recruitment and hiring of student employees continues throughout the year with the majority of efforts beginning prior to the start of the fall semester. Undergraduates and graduates with Federal Work Study are granted access to the Student Employment Jobs Board once admitted and have registered for courses. Steps to review available employment opportunities and directions for applying for a position are provided on the Jobs Board home page. Employer contacts and/or Supervisors can initiate an account on the SEO Jobs Board at any time and will be granted access after they have agreed to the Supervisor Terms and Conditions and once their request has been reviewed and approved by the SEO. After access has been granted, the employer contact and/or supervisor will be able to post jobs and request the student(s) that they wish to hire. There are always students who are changing positions, looking for a second job, or that may choose to wait until the spring semester to work (this includes admitted students for the Spring only), therefore, it is imperative that the jobs available for student viewing reflect accurate information at all times.
Quick Links for a Successful Hire
How Do I Choose a Student?
As a supervisor your goal should be to hire the best qualified applicants. We recommend that you manage the selection process as you would for any other hire in your department/agency.
You may choose to use an application form to help with the process. You may conduct job interviews and base your hire selection on the qualifications presented. In addition to finding better candidates, expecting students to apply and compete for positions has the advantage of teaching students valuable job searching skills.
Students should arrive at the job interview prepared to answer questions pertinent to the position and s/he should bring her/his schedule showing commitments and available work hours. At the interview, you should provide applicants with a job description and as much position information as possible. Remember, once a student has been hired, you are required to follow these procedures to check if the student has completed their I9.
You’ve found your person, how do you hire?
Step 1: Refer to the JobX Training Guide for a step-by-step tutorial on hiring students in JobX.
Step 2: Make sure your student employee has completed all necessary UVM Human Resources paperwork including but not limited to the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form before starting to work.Please refer to the I-9 Verification Procedure
Step 3: With UVM’s state of the art Jobs Board, once a placement match has been approved, the student’s employee profile will be automatically created within PeopleSoft.