Educational Phases

It is the goal of Wisconsin Lutheran College to lead student employees through educational phases. These phases are not assigned to students, but are based on 'behind the scenes' efforts by the supervisors to keep the students progressing through their development of work related skills. These are not organized by year; instead, supervisors work with their student employees to help the students gain valuable experiences to apply to future positions in their choice career after graduation.

1. Orientation Phase:

  • Receive intensive training (general and specific departments) including:
    • Phone skills
    • Building hours
    • Directions
    • Confidentiality (including giving out students' phone #s)
    • Safety
    • Department technology
    • Customer service
    • Time management
  • Complete assigned small projects, gaining responsibility, department basics
  • Learn about campus employment policies, definitions and procedures
  • Learn the significance of each campus office
  • Report to the department supervisor
  • Complete performance review under aid of the supervisor and/or team leader

2. Journeyman Phase:

  • Shadow Supervisory Phase workers
  • Earn more responsibilities, special projects
  • Assist in training for Orientation Phase

3. Supervisory Phase: (or)

  • Supervise, teach, mentor
  • Network, gather references for real-world experience

4. Special Assistant Phase:

  • Complete assigned specific tasks, or projects which are their main responsibility or job
  • Organize and run events
  • Coordinate and present proposals from his/her supervisor
  • Report directly to supervisor
  • Train someone to take his/her place the following year