Student Employment > Manager Resources > Training > Professional Development

Student Employee Trainings

​​​Online Trainings:

The Office of Student Employment has teamed up with LinkedIn Learning to provide student employees with online training to help them build confidence during onboarding and continue building skills throughout their employment with ongoing paths. Managers can assign or suggest certain trainings as a supplement to their existing trainings. Student employees are also encouraged to go through these trainings for their own personal and professional development. 

Below is an outline of what topics are covered in our 6 learning paths. Instructions on how to get started are included in our LinkedIn Learning Instructional Guide


This learning path provides foundational training for work culture, professionalism, and essential online software for DePaul student employees during the onboarding process.

Professionalism & Core Skills:

  • Business Etiquette: Meetings, Meals, and Networking Events
  • Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text
  • Six steps to a world-class greeting
  • Demonstrate respect to teammates
  • Greeting colleagues
  • Unconscious bias 
  • Time Management Fundamentals
  • Being Punctual

Technology Essentials:

  • Learning Excel 2016
  • Learning Zoom

This learning path provides intermediary training for technology essentials and professionalism for DePaul student employees during the onboarding process.

Job Etiquette Essentials:

  • Taking initiative
  • Understanding Your Customer Expectations
  • Transferable Skills 

Technology Essentials:

  • Excel 2016: Advanced formulas
  • Outlook 2016 Essentials
  • Outlook Efficient Email Management
  • Understanding G-Suite and Google Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Essential Training
  • Illustrator 2020 Essential Training
  • Photoshop 2020 Essential Training: The Basics
  • Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Essential Training

This learning path provides advanced training for technology essentials and professionalism for DePaul student employees during the onboarding process.


  • Business Ethics
  • Critical Thinking for Better Judgement and Decision-Making
  • Decision Making Strategies

Technology Essentials: 

  • Excel 2016 Advanced Formatting Techniques
  • Excel: PivotTable in Depth


This learning path provides foundational training to enhance communication skills and guidance to cope with work/life balance.

Foundational Communication Skills:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Preparing for your review 
  • Conflict Resolution Foundations
  • Communicating Across Cultures 
  • Taking Initiative
  • Balancing Work and Life

This learning path provides essential training for building workplace relationships and boosting confidence for DePaul student employees.

Building Self-Confidence & Mentor Relationships:

  • Building self-confidence
  • The Importance of Mentors
  • Mentorship

Technology Essentials:

  • Learning Canva

This path provides advanced training of technology essentials, professionalism, and leadership for DePaul student employees to continue succeeding in their position. 

Skill Development:

  • Social Media Marketing Foundations
  • Project Management Foundations
  • Leadership Foundations 

Technology Essentials:

  • Photoshop CC 2019 One-on-One: Advanced
  • Illustrator CC 2019 One-on-One: Advanced

Graduating Students

This learning path provides essential information and tools about career development, job hunting, adaptability, communication, and technology for DePaul’s graduating students as they continue their journey to success.

Career Development

The purpose of this section is to provide graduating student employees with the proper tools for career development.

  • Creating a Career Plan
  • Professional Networking
  • Figuring Out Your Next Move
  • Goal Setting
  • Informational Interviewing
  • Getting Experience Without Experience (video within a course)
  • Rock Your LinkedIn Profile
  • Gain skills with LinkedIn Learning
  • Transform Your Personal Brand
  • How to Create a Perfect Elevator Pitch

Job Hunting

The purpose of this section is to equip graduating DePaul students with helpful skills to ensure a successful job search.

  • The difference between a resume and a CV
  • Job Hunting for College Grads
  • Turning an Internship into a Job
  • Getting into the Mind of a Hiring Manager
  • Mastering Common Interview Questions

Tools to Build Flexibility

The purpose of this section is to provide graduating DePaul students with tools to stay adaptable and flexible during periods of constant change.

  • How to be an Adaptable Employee During Change and Uncertainty
  • Tips for Working Remotely

Communication Tools

The purpose of this section is to provide graduating DePaul students with useful communication tools and strategies.

  • Digital Body Language
  • Improve your verbal communication skills (video within a course)
  • Communicating with Confidence
  • Leading without Formal Authority


The purpose of this section is to provide graduating DePaul students with some useful introductory information to useful technology software.

  • Project Management Tools
  • Content Management Systems
  • Remote Communication Tools

Professional Development Trainings:

With the help of our campus partners, we are able to offer training sessions to help your student employees excel in their positions and enhance or build their professional skills. The best part? We bring the training to you; workshops are held in your department. We encourage you to compensate your student employees for attending. 

To request a professional development series training, please click here

Scenario: A customer enters your office screaming and demanding an immediate response for an issue that your student employee is unable to handle. How should one react? What steps can a student employee take to calm the person down and make sense of what the problem really is? Over the course of this 60-minute workshop, student employees will learn the steps to identifying a challenging customer and better understand how to best address the customer’s concerns.

In this workshop, students will uncover what skills they are utilizing in their on-campus job and how those skills can be transferred into a promotion, an internship or a full-time career upon graduation. Students will receive instruction on how to include skills on a resume and the best ways to explain those skills and experiences during a successful interview.

For over 60 years, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has become the most widely used personality assessment in the world. In this workshop, students will self-assess four different preferences to discover their MBTI personality type. With each assessment, we will discuss how students can utilize their preferences as strengths as well as effectively collaborate with their manager and coworkers.

Student Employees will learn what motivates them in their position and department. They will develop a prioritized and personalized list of work values in their current position and how to keep those values for future job opportunities. 

This 3 hour interactive workshop offered by Health Promotion & Wellness teaches potential bystanders safe and positive ways they can act to prevent or intervene when there is a risk for sexual or relationship violence. Student employees will be equipped with the awareness, skills, and ability to challenge social norms that perpetuate sexual violence. Learn to make observations and recognize warning behaviors that may require intervention, including ways to intervene safely and effectively. 

College students are most likely to disclose instances of sexual and/or relationship violence to their peers, but what does that mean for students who are also employees of the University? The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness will take an in-depth look into what it means for students to provide support for their peers while reporting instances of sexual and/or relationship violence up to their managers. Student employees will learn skills such as active listening and how to provide a trauma informed response to these sensitive issues through the use of interactive learning activities and case studies. 

By working at DePaul as a student employees, you are required to comply with the Family Educations Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)—so what does that really mean?  Student employees will learn the basics of FERPA and how it applies not only to their specific on-campus position, but also to their rights as a student at DePaul.  Depending on areas of study and careers students plan to pursue, this workshop can also provide a general understanding of privacy rights in the workplace.  

Congratulations! You’ve secured an on-campus job and have a steady stream of income, but what are you going to do with that money? In this workshop, Financial Fitness will help student employees examine their financial priorities, and use their personal goals to develop a customized financial plan. Once a student has goals in place, both savings and budgeting become easier.