Work U | Opportunities

Create a meaningful opportunity for your Work U student. It all starts with a solid foundation.

The best opportunities provide professional immersion and prepare students for the work they hope to do after graduating from college.

Students accepted into Work U are matched with an opportunity based on their interests and goals and don’t need to possess any prior experience or specific skills. They work about 10 hours per week with a mentor from your organization and participate in classroom activities where we provide coaching and professional development.

WHAT STUDENTS ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Real work assignments (not making coffee and photocopies)
  • A mentor
  • To be included
  • A work station
  • Feedback

WHAT MAKES A GOOD OPPORTUNITY?

A successful Work U opportunity has a mix of “I know how to do this” and “I am learning new skills” that allows students to develop specific resume-building skills.

It’s important that each opportunity is open to students from a variety of academic majors. We’ve found that employers receive the most interest when they focus on the skills and traits they are seeking in applicants and not on specific majors.

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

  • Use a descriptive title
  • Describe what the student will do for your organization
  • What will student learn and be exposed to
  • What are the responsibilities and expectations

FORMATTING YOUR OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION FOR SUBMISSION

View our descriptions template here.(hyperlink)

Email your completed opportunity descriptions to: worku@boisestate.edu