Student Employee Excellence Development

Student Employee Excellence Development (SEED) Program

Professional Growth for Student Employees

Program Overview

If you are employed by the university in a student academic or non-academic job, the Student Employee Excellence Development (SEED) Program is for you! The program is designed to provide you with opportunities to enhance your skill set, knowledge base, and leadership potential so you can excel in the student workforce and in your future career.

Benefits of Participating

The SEED Program gives you the chance to attend free, one-hour workshops on a variety of topics related to employment and work/life balance.

Here are just a few of the benefits of participating:

  • Turn your employment into a personal and professional development opportunity
  • Learn to connect your student job to your career goals
  • Improve your communication, time management, and stress management skills
  • Discover valuable resources available to you across campus
  • Increase your cultural competency and ability to work effectively with others

If you complete the SEED certification requirements, you also will:

  • Receive a SEED certificate
  • Be able to list “Student Employee Excellence Certification” on your resume
  • Be recognized during National Student Employee Appreciation Week in April
  • Receive a letter acknowledging your achievement from the Associate Vice President for Human Resources (Advanced Certification only)

See what students who have earned a Student Employee Excellence Certification have to say about the benefits of the program!

Certification Requirements

To be eligible for a Student Employee Excellence Certification, you must have at least 240 hours of employment in a student title at the university (e.g., 12 weeks at 20 hours per week or 24 weeks at 10 hours per week).

To earn a Level 1 Certification, you also must:

To earn an Advanced Certification, you must complete the requirements for Level 1 and, in addition:

You must complete the SEED certification requirements over the course no more than three long semesters.

How Do I Participate?

Participation in the SEED Program is free! All you have to do to participate in the program is register for the SEED workshops. If you plan to attend a workshop during your regularly scheduled work shift, you will need permission from your supervisor. Please check with your supervisor to see if your attendance will count as work time.

To earn credit for attending a SEED workshop, you must register through TX Class. You can view course listings under the “Employee Training – Student Employees” category, or link through the SEED Workshop Schedule, which includes a description of each course and its objectives. Enrollment is limited, so please register early.

You can start attending SEED workshops before you’ve completed the 240-hour employment requirement for certification.

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SEED Partners

The SEED workshops are being presented by experts and training specialists from across campus. Partners include:

  • Cockrell School of Engineering Career Assistance Center
  • Division of Recreational Sports
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology Services
  • Office for Inclusion and Equity
  • Office of the Dean of Students – Leadership and Ethics Institute
  • Office of the Student Ombuds
  • Sanger Learning Center
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • TIP Scholars Program, College of Natural Sciences
  • University Compliance Services
  • University Leadership Network
  • University Unions
  • UT Counseling and Mental Health Center
  • Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling

Support for the SEED Program

The Student Employee Excellence Development Program at UT Austin is supported by donations to the University Operations Student Employee Recognition Program fund. Donations will help ensure the continuation of efforts to recognize and offer development opportunities to student employees.

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Upcoming Workshops

  1. Moving Through Conflict (PN 925)

    October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Stress Management (PN 955)

    October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. Can We Talk the Talk? (PN 945)

    October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  4. Students in the Lead: Managing Peers for Success (PN 990)

    October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  5. Increasing Your Personal Resilience (PN 938)

    October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. Transferable Skills (PN 935)

    October 13 @ 5:00 pm
  7. BeVocal: Creating a Caring Workplace (PN 978)

    October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Support for the SEED Program

The Student Employee Excellence Development Program at UT Austin is supported by donations to the University Operations Student Employee Recognition Program fund.

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