Hire Achievers Program

Program overview

The Hire Achievers Program is a campuswide initiative to assist departments that want to hire part-time student employees. This program offers a 100% match in funding for these student employees. Our primary goal of the program is to assist supervisors in strengthening the experiences of student employees in on-campus positions and to enhance their preparation for professional work by connecting student employment to the IUPUI Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success.

Learn more about the IUPUI Profiles

Program eligibility

Supervisor requirements

Supervisors who are accepted into the Hire Achievers program are required to have completed Jaguar Series One prior to applying. To apply, supervisors will be required to submit a completed job description for each position they hope to receive funding for. Approved supervisors are eligible to hire up to three student employees per position per supervisor that will be covered at 100%. Everyone who is supervising a student in Hire Achievers needs to have completed Series One.

Read the program rules and responsibilities to learn more about the requirements and documents needed to apply. 

Student eligibility

Once supervisors are approved, students who are eligible for you to hire must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and have a freshman or sophomore class standing during the semester(s) they will be working. They must also have been awarded work-study via their financial aid summary for the semester(s) you are hiring them. To confirm a student's work-study award, have them print off their Financial Aid Notification (FAN) letter.

How to print a FAN letter tutorial

Student requirements

In addition to participating in coaching conversations with their supervisors, students will be required to complete monthly professional development via online modules. Supervisors should clearly communicate this requirement to students prior to extending an offer for a position. In addition, students must agree to the requirements established before choosing to participate in the program.

The learning component aims to foster student reflection and career development in their positions. Each month students will be required to spend about one hour of their work time completing online modules and reflecting on how they are experiencing a particular topic in their own work. Each topic is reflective of a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career competency and aligns with one or more Profiles of Learning for Undergraduate Success. A breakdown of these components is in the table below.

Topic: Goal Setting
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Innovator
Topic: Balancing School, Work, and Life
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Community Contributor
Topic: Global and Intercultural Fluency
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Community Contributor
Option 1: Career Management
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Innovator
Option 2: Professionalism and Work Ethic
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Problem Solver
Option 1: The Value of Networking
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Community Contributor
Option 2: Oral and Written Communication
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Problem Solver
Option 1: Teamwork and Collaboration
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Problem Solver
Option 2: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
IUPUI Profiles: Problem Solver and Innovator
Option 1: Leadership
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Community Contributor
Option 2: Resume Building
IUPUI Profiles: Communicator and Problem Solving
Topic: Final Reflection
*Optional Public Showcase
IUPUI Profiles: Problem Solver, Innvator, Communicator

Funding details

  • Students can work up to 15 hours per week and will be paid at 100% out of the Hire Achievers account.
  • Depending on the entry-level pay rate for your position, students can earn between $10.15 and $11.00 per hour.
  • If departments wish to increase the number of hours or the pay rate, the departments will be responsible for offsetting the cost.

2020 program timeline

March 1, 2021*

Online application process opens; applications will be approved on an ongoing basis.

*Please provide at least seven business days for us to process your application. Once your application is approved, you can post the job description and begin the recruitment/interview process.

August 1, 2021

Online application process closes; no applications will be accepted after this date.

August 16, 2021

First eligible day students can begin working within the program for the 2021–2022 academic year.

October 29, 2021**

Last day to hire initial students into approved positions. 

**If you have student turnover after the initial October 29 hiring deadline, please contact the program coordinator to discuss replacing the student staff using the Hire Achievers funding.

How to apply

Departments, through eligible supervisors, must apply and be accepted to participate in the Hire Achievers program. Applications will be open March 1–August 1, 2021.

Direct supervisors must complete the application to be considered for this program. Notification of acceptance will be sent to applicants on a rolling basis. Supervisors who apply on August 1 will learn of their acceptance no later than August 7, 2021.

Like to know more or ready to apply?

Contact Lauren DeHaan for more information about the program, requirements, or the application process.