JobCITE - University of Houston
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JobCITE connects on-campus employment to co-curricular learning. It is a partnership between the Cougar Initiative to Engage and the Division of Student Affairs. JobCITE is modelled on the well-established Iowa GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) program at the University of Iowa. This intervention has been implemented at over 150 institutions, including many top-50 public institutions.


Supervisors engage student employees in short conversations at the beginning and end of the academic year or employment period. The conversations include these four questions:


· How is this job fitting in with your academics?

· What are you learning here that’s helping you in courses?

· What have you learned in your courses that you can apply here at work?

· Can you give me a couple of examples of things you’ve learned here that you think you’ll use in your chosen profession?


Students reflect on the connections between their campus jobs and academics through a brief survey administered before the conversation.

Conversations can be conducted either one-on-one or in small groups.

Supervisors also evaluate student’s growth in in effective communication, problem solving, and teamwork. 


CITE has developed distinct rubrics for the JobCITE program:


· Effective Communication

· Problem Solving

· Teamwork


Interested in bringing JobCITE to your college, division, or department? Let the Cougar Initiative to Engage know at