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The IUPUI Office of Student Employment serves as a partner to IUPUI campus departments that employ students as well as to community employers interested in recruiting, employing, and engaging IUPUI students. The information below details specific services provided to each population of employers and welcomes any department or organization interested in college work experiences to reach out to the Office of Student Employment staff member focused on the services and opportunities below.

Services for Community Employers

Indianapolis-area businesses and organizations, as well as state-wide employers, possess an opportunity to recruit and to retain talented students pursuing degrees at the IUPUI campus. Your partnership is critical to leverage and to develop students’ skills being developed in the classroom as well as to retain talented employees in Indiana. The Office of Student Employment serves as your partner through facilitating:

  • Free online job postings visible to over 30,000 students
  • Personal assistance to market your opportunities
  • On-campus recruitment designed to fit your needs
  • Opportunities to engage students in learning opportunities

Businesses and organizations can get started today by posting positions at IUPUITalent.net and contacting a student employment consultant at future@iupui.edu or (317) 274-4856.

Services for Campus Employers

The IUPUI Office of Student Employment serves as a department's and supervisor’s partner in creating and maximizing student employment opportunities through delivering comprehensive coaching, consulting, and training on:

  • Recruiting, hiring, orienting, and training student employees
  • Planning, budgeting, and creating academically relevant positions
  • Leveraging and navigating the Federal Work-Study Program and process
  • Supervising, engaging, and managing student employees

On-Campus Employer Services Details: As a current or prospective on-campus employer, you are invited to receive the following specific services upon request, free of charge, by contacting a student employment consultant at future@iupui.edu or (317) 274-4856. 

Planning and Budgeting:

  • Guidance on timelines and deadlines affecting student employment at IUPUI, including recommended recruitment and hiring time frames and dates related to employing students who have a Federal Work-Study Program award
  • Opportunities to offset the financial cost to your department for employing students, including leveraging the Federal Work-Study Program and the IUPUI Hire Achievers Program
  • Wage-setting recommendations to ensure compliance with IU policies and to appropriately compensate students based on level of responsibility

Creating Academically Relevant Positions:

  • Direction for designing student positions at an appropriate level to meet departmental needs and to create a challenging and valuable college work experience for students
  • Coaching to craft a detailed and accurate position description to capture responsibilities and to highlight transferable skills gained in the role
  • Review of and feedback on new or existing student employee position descriptions

Recruiting and Hiring:

  • Guidance on developing an intentional job posting to attract high-quality student candidates
  • Support in marketing your available positions to the student body through the JagJobs job posting system, social media outlets, recruiting events, and direct coordination with our existing student services and programs
  • Strategies for screening application materials to objectively and intentionally select quality interview candidates
  • Interview structure planning and guidance, as well as assistance selecting the most qualified student candidates
  • Navigation through the process of hiring IUPUI student employees, including students who have a Federal Work-Study Program award

Orienting and Training:

  • Recommendations for developing a comprehensive orientation experience for new student employees, including timelines, topics, and leveraging existing resources
  • Guidance to ensure training and professional development activities are rooted in the student employee experience, including compliance with IU policies and procedures and training/professional development on soft skills

Supervising and Engaging:

  • Coaching for supervisors on best practices, approaches, and techniques for supervising student employees
  • Guidance for understanding and remaining in compliance with IU policies and procedures related to employing students
  • Strategies for recognizing, engaging, and appreciating student employees and their contributions to departments
  • Recommendations for off-boarding student employees leaving their positions, including termination and separation processing

Managing Student Employee Performance:

  • Coaching through addressing and mediating situational student employee performance and conduct issues
  • Recommendations for designing, customizing, and implementing student employee performance management processes and tools, including evaluations and conversation tips to highlight enhanced academic and professional growth
  • Referrals to campus resources to best address student employee performance and employee relations concerns