G.R.O.W. Conversations

GROW* reflection conversations help student employees connect the work they do with their academic coursework and career plans. GROW stands for “Guided Reflection On Work.”

The GROW conversation is based on a program at The University of Iowa, and features four simple questions. Supervisors will conduct GROW* reflection conversations with each of their student employees – individually or in small groups – once per semester.

GROW Questions

  1. How is this job fitting in with your academics?
  2. What are you learning here that is helping you in school?
  3. What are you learning in class that you can apply here at work?
  4. Can you give me a couple of examples of things you’ve learned here that you think you will use in your chosen profession?