Student Employment Supervisor Summit

Summit opportunity for supervisors of student employees

Mark your calendar for our annual Student Employment Supervisor Summit! This is an opportunity for IUPUI supervisors of student employees to connect and to gain resources in a new way.

Join us for a mini-conference to network with others while growing in your role as a supervisor. There will be a keynote speaker, variety of breakout sessions, networking, and more.

This year’s theme, “The Keys to Student Employment Success," will guide us through various topics throughout the day regarding student employment, as well as different programs and resources available to students to ensure that their time as a  student employee is successful and meaningful.

Reserve your spot now!

Itinerary information

Curious what the day will bring? See the itinerary below:

9:00–9:30 a.m.Check-in and networking
9:30–9:45 a.m.Welcome
9:45–10:45 a.m.Keynote address: Tradara McLaurine
11:00–11:50 a.m.Breakout session #1
12:00–12:50 p.m.Lunch
1:00–1:50 p.m.Breakout session #2
2:00–2:50 p.m.Breakout session #3


Meet the 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.