It is our hope that all student employees at NYU, regardless of office placement or task, have holistic personal growth and meaningful professional development through their experience of working while in college.

Professional Expectations

Your effectiveness as a student employee can be greatly enhanced by adhering to the following principles and guidelines:

  • Similar to jobs and internships, professional behavior is expected for all on-campus positions. A successful employee is reliable, listens carefully, works diligently, and ensures that all sensitive information is kept confidential.
  • Confidential information regarding students, alumni, employees, parents, and all departmental activities and correspondence must not be shared with NYU students or the community.
  • NYU supervisors expect that all student employees work well with others, make contributions to the department, and maintain a positive attitude.

Expectations for Your Supervisor

As a student employee, you are a valued member of your team and help improve your fellow students’ experiences at NYU. As such, you should expect the following from your supervisor and your professional experience at the University:

  • A clearly assigned supervisor that you can go to with questions and concerns. All supervisors should understand that managing students will require a certain level of time and effort.
  • Appropriate orientation and training so that you are fully aware of the office’s expectations and on-the-job requirements. In addition to ensuring that you have the training necessary to provide a foundation for you to excel at your work assignments, student employee supervisors should create a sense of career and personal mentorship to implement into your experience within their office.
  • Clear communication from your supervisor. This is a two way street! Listen carefully and expect clear guidance and direction, and make sure to speak up if you’re unclear about something.
  • Substantive feedback about your performance and discussion and resolution of any job performance concerns or complaints that arise over the course of the work assignment, where reasonable. Supervisors should also allow you the opportunity to provide feedback on your experience.
  • An understanding of your commitments outside of work. Supervisors should make an effort to discuss with you your academic responsibilities during any term in which you are enrolled in classes, and you should feel free to share how a specific course load, research opportunity, or academic internship may impact your availability for your on-campus job. However, outside commitments and academic pressures do not excuse you from being completely present while at work or from otherwise complying with the principles and guidelines discussed above.