Whether you're a student employee or graduate assistant, you're essential to your department's operations. They'll have some general expectations of you, including the following. Be sure to ask about additional expectations.
Be aware of the advantages of student employment and how it can contribute to your career success.
Balance academic requirements and extracurricular activities with your employment obligations. You can't work during scheduled class or exam periods.
Don't exceed 20 hours per week. If you work multiple jobs, the total number of hours can't exceed 20. If you're a graduate assistant, work only the number of hours specified in your appointment.
Follow the schedule you developed with your supervisor, and be on time. If you're going to be late or absent, contact your supervisor immediately.
Make sure your time sheet is accurate and submit it on time. If you're a graduate assistant, keep an accurate record of your work hours.
Follow all university and department policies and procedures.
Maintain confidentiality. You may have access to confidential or sensitive information that should not be shared.
Communicate with your supervisor about goals and challenges.
You can expect the following from your supervisor:
A positive, friendly work environment
A clear job description and expectations
Feedback that includes positive comments and suggestions for growth