Student Employment

Student employees are fundamental to the success of the mission of the Center for Student Involvement.  We strive to engage students in an meaningful work experience that creates learning opportunities complimentary to their academic and career goals.  Through hands-on experience, reflection, and dialogue, students are given the opportunity to develop and grow leadership skills that can be transferred to future careers.  

Typical Hiring Schedule: Most jobs in the Center for Student Involvement hire in the spring for the upcoming school year.

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Student Employment for the Real World


We believe work in the Center for Student Involvement should be meaningful.  Our innovative and award-winning student employee development program provides students with the skills to be career ready. 

The Student Employment for the Real World program compliments the employment and academic experiences. The Center for Student Involvement has developed seven core learning outcomes, listed below, based on the skills employers are looking for in recent college graduates. 

There are five core components to the Student Employment for the Real World program:

  • Interview
  • Fall Training
  • Weekly Reflections
  • Monthly One-to-One Conversations with Supervisors
  • Ongoing Trainings

Click here to learn more about the Student Employment for the Real World program, including the theoretical framework, implementation, and assessment data.


Learning Outcomes

CSI Student Employees Will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to professionalism by following office policy and procedure and articulating an understanding of the ability to transfer each policy to a future career.
  • Identify procedures for dealing with peer-to-peer conflict including Marianist strategies of staying at the table.
  • Become more comfortable having difficult conversations with peers.
  • Identify and work through challenges or encountered difficulties.
  • Understand the importance of setting goals and demonstrate SMART goals in a personal and professional setting.
  • Articulate insights into their own cultural rules and biases, and describe what they can contribute to and gain from participating in communities of inclusive excellence and articulates and challenges internalized and externalized isms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully exchange information using verbal, written, and nonverbal skills.

Awards and Recognition


2018 ACUI Campus Awards

The Center for Student Involvement was chosen as the 2018 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Campus Award recipient for Excellence in Student Training Programs. 
 
The award is presented to an ACUI campus member that demonstrates outstanding innovations and programs that serve as models for the value and impact that college unions have on campus. 

2017 NASPA Excellence Awards

The Center for Student Involvement won the 2017 NASPA Gold Excellence Award for the Student Employment for the Real World in the category of Student Union, Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership.

CSI was also recognized as the Grand Gold award recipient from all 11 Gold category winners for submitting the best application.

You can learn more about the NASPA excellence awards on NASPA’s website.


2014 NASPA Excellence Awards

The Center for Student Involvement won the 2014 NASPA Bronze Excellence Award for the Student Employment for the Real World in the category of Student Union, Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership.

You can learn more about the NASPA excellence awards on NASPA’s website.

Contact Us

Center for Student Involvement

Kennedy Union 241 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0620

937-229-3333