Motivating Student Employees

The art of motivation revolves around creating an environment in which student employees are motivated to act. This seminar will provide you with concrete strategies to assist you in establishing a motivating work environment for your students. You will:

  • Explore how motivating students differs from motivating regular staff
  • Learn the critical elements of a motivating environment
  • Identify the roles of the supervisor and student in motivation
  • Focus on the primary motivators for student employees

Note: This course can be taken individually or as part of the Foundations of Student Employee Supervision Certificate series. Other courses in the series include:

Foundations of Student Employee Success: Supervising Student Employees

Hiring Student Employees at MSU

Prohibited Harassment: Student Employees


Session dates for 2024 will be released as soon as they are confirmed.

Please email  to request notification when registration becomes available. include the course title in the email heading. 


1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Debra Nelson-Dunbar




1407 S. Harrison Road, Room 10

East Lansing, MI