Student Employment Supervisor Summit

Highlights from the 2023 Supervisor Summit

This year's successful summit featured a keynote speech from the senior executive director of Campus Career and Advising Services, Tradara McLaurine, who focused on ways that supervisors can empower and support the current and future work student employees do in their positions. This was followed by a breakout session focused on writing job descriptions, as well as aligning student goals to their current positions.

The afternoon consisted of breakout sessions focused on communication and how to have difficult conversations with student employees, as well as informational sessions on Hire Achievers, On-Campus Internship Program (OCIP), work-study, and DEAP.

This summit was attended by over 60 supervisors around campus. Check for updates next year on the sixth annual Supervisor Summit information and registration.

Itinerary information

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2023 keynote speaker

Tradara McLaurine

Tradara McLaurine is a three-time alumna of Indiana State University with two bachelor's degrees in accounting and legal studies, along with a master's degree in student affairs and higher education and a certification in women's entrepreneurship from eCornell.

She has over 15 years of experience working in higher education in the areas of academic advising, career advising, conferences and events, programming, residential life, student conduct, and teaching.

Tradara currently holds certifications as a certified diversity professional from the Institute of Diversity Certification, certified trainer for understanding and engaging underresourced college students from Bridges Out-of-Poverty, and a certified predictive index practitioner. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and a board member for Junior Achievement and United Campus Ministries.

Tradara has published articles in the American Association for Employment in Education Job Search Handbook and Diversity: Recruitment Partners in Education. In July 2017, she published two children's books titled, Why Mommy Works and Why Daddy Works. Her third children's book, I Want a Nickname, was released in July 2022.

In November 2017, the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce recognized Tradara as one of 12 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals working in the community. She and her family own multiple businesses in Indiana and one in Chicago, Illinois.

She has spoken at various leadership conferences and has served as a keynote speaker for a regional conference. She loves spending time with her family, crocheting, watching TV, reading, and learning.