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Summer 2020 update: ASAP training is being held virtually

Advancing Students As Professionals training is an interactive and engaging look into the world of work! While ASAP training is mandatory for all new on-campus student employees, it is also highly recommended for returning employees or those employed by other entities. Topics covered during the training include:

  • Phone etiquette
  • Customer service
  • Professionalism
  • Appropriate work attire
  • Ethics and confidentiality

The Center for Career and Professional Development recognizes the importance of preparing students for their transition from SFA to the world of work. As student learning extends beyond the walls of the classroom, on-campus employment presents the perfect opportunity for experiential learning. ASAP training is designed to acclimate new student workers to the standards of employment at SFA, as well as to help them realize the importance and relativity of professionalism in their current positions. Skills, traits, and habits developed while working on-campus with faculty and staff directly impact their success in future careers.

Training Schedule - via Zoom

  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays
  • 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays

After registering for ASAP training, you will receive the Zoom link in a confirmation email.

Note: If you are legitimately unable to attend during these times, one-on-one training is available. Contact to schedule your training.

Just Hired?

While we encourage every student employee to attend ASAP Training, it is only mandatory for those students who are new employees of the university. New student employees must register and attend ASAP training before they can begin work on-campus or be placed on payroll.

Register for ASAP training through your Handshake account:

  1. Log on to Handshake using your mySFA credentials.
  2. Click on "Events" at the top of the homepage.
  3. Search for "ASAP"

On-campus student employees: For additional information on necessary new-hire paperwork and mandatory training, visit Human Resources' Student Employment page.

Compensation for on-campus student employees

You are to be paid by your departmental employer for attending ASAP training! Student employees earn one hour's worth of work for completing ASAP training, and it is your responsibility to communicate to your supervisor that you have attended ASAP training. You will receive a confirmation email reflecting the date and time of your scheduled presentation.

After completion of ASAP training, you will receive an additional email confirming your attendance. Provide this email confirmation to your employer to receive compensation.



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P.O. Box 13032, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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