In June 2023, UM-Dearborn hosted a Discovery Sprint to explore the current state of student employment from student employee and student employee supervisor perspectives. Broadening our understanding of student employees' current ability to translate their skills and develop professionally, the Experience+ team was able to identify barriers to consider when redesigning the student employment experience. Following a workshop at Arizona State University in October 2023 the Student Employment Advisory Council (SEAC) at UM-Dearborn was formed, with the goal of creating a pilot program to implement these changes.  From these efforts, Wolverines@Work (W@W) was born. 

Office of TRiO at UM-Dearborn's Student Employee Celebration 2024
Our TRiO team enjoying the 1st Annual Student Employee Celebration 

W@W aims to address the top concerns identified throughout the Discovery Sprint and university partner discussions. Investigation on student employment revealed specific aspects that require focused attention, including creating a centralized student employee training, providing professional development workshops, and enhancing supervisor support.  In the Winter '24 semester W@W partnered with Student Affairs, to implement a pilot program including supervisor and student employee surveys, check-ins, professional development sessions, and the opportunity for students to share their stories through both photo journal projects and digital storytelling efforts over the course of the semester.

Submit a W@W Factor!

Wolverines@Work has created an opportunity to spotlight student employees who embody the "W@W Factor" - those students who go above and beyond.

Every act matters, and we believe those deserve recognition. Share with us, a student employee who possesses the W@W Factor and we'll convey your words of gratitude straight to them each month. The smallest token of recognition can make a huge difference. So, why wait? Let's appreciate the Wolverines@Work making a difference on our UM-Dearborn campus.

Director of Academic Success

Administration Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Jessica LaGrange

Phone: 3135836645