Ladder of Employment
The Office of Student Employment’s Ladder of Employment is a tool designed
to help you find jobs with increasing levels of responsibility, so you can gain
progressive work experience and develop the knowledge and skills you need to succeed
in your chosen career field. Following the Ladder is a great way to build your resume
while helping pay your way through school.
On–Campus Student Employment job opportunities are categorized into four ladder
levels: Levels A, B, C and D. The ladder levels explain the type of knowledge, skills
and abilities (KSAs) required for each on campus position. No matter how much or
little work experience you might have now, the Ladder can help you understand how
to gain progressive and career–relevant work experience—great preparation
for your career.
See also the Student Employment Compensation Scale
Beginner positions; have few educational requirements and minimal to no work experience.
Level A jobs are a great way to build a foundation of transferable skills.
Require some education, skills, and/or previous work experience. In these types
of positions, you will begin to develop a new set of transferable skills and build
on the ones you already have.
Require at least 1–2 years previous experience and/or require certain levels
of education (or specific coursework) with demonstrated KSAs. Usually begin to provide
students with direct experience in their desired field. Level C positions can qualify
credit and fulfill the Junior Year Experiential Learning requirement.
May require more than 2 years of experience; junior, senior or graduate student
status; specific coursework completed; and/or specific demonstrated KSAs. Often
require leadership skills and/or specific knowledge and experience in a field. Level
D positions can qualify for UIP credit and fulfill the Junior Year Experiential Learning