Make more money, develop a resume which will interest future employers, and gain valuable work experience through Campus Dining's Student Leadership Program. Talk to your supervisor to learn more.

Student Leadership Program Goals

The Student Leadership Program is designed to meet the business needs of UMCD and enhance the learning experience of student employees. Our program will:

  • Give real-life experience in supervision and leadership development.
  • Reward outstanding student employees with better compensation and more well-rounded work experience for their resumes.
  • Provide advancement opportunities to students allowing them to work in a variety of UMCD operations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Speak to your unit manager or associate director to determine what opportunities are available in Campus Dining. Work with your manager to complete all requirements outlined in the Individual Student Eligibility and Authorization Form.

Absolutely! This program is designed to find the right student employee for each leadership position regardless of where they started with Campus Dining.

Courses are scheduled as needed and there is always a course right before classes begin in both fall and spring semesters. For dates contact Diana Barker or the UMCD Student Coordinator.

Only your associate director can approve your request to take the course.

You will not be eligible for supervisory positions until you complete the Leadership Certification Training Course.

Not automatically. First, there must be an opening for a supervisor or manager position.You must still apply for open positions.

The evaluation is designed to identify areas needing improvement. Work with your unit manager or associate director to develop an action plan to improve your performance. You will not be eligible for a leadership position until you receive a more favorable evaluation.

Our program is designed to reward students who are willing to learn new skills and take on additional responsibilities. We do not assume that because you have been rehired for several semesters that you are qualified to work independently, train new employees, and supervise operations.

We encourage you to list the Leadership Certification Course on your resume. Management training is a sought-after skill in most employment opportunities.

That would be unusual but is possible. The hour requirements for some positions might be a factor, but there is no rule against this happening. An example might be a Student Service Supervisor in UM Concessions who works only weekends and having a similar position in one of the operations during the week. The challenge would be to find positions where the combined hours do not exceed 28 hours per week.

Start with your associate director. If the non-support is based on performance issues, you will need to work with them to improve your performance.  If there are other factors, your Associate Director will help you sort them out.

It is still recommended, simply to become more familiar with our way of doing things. However, the director of Campus Dining reserves the right to make exceptions to the program and would be happy to review someone's resume if requested by their associate director.

Yes, but some supervisory positions have very specific hour requirements. You must be able to meet those requirements in order to work in that position.