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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.

ASAP is an hour-long course that is offered twice a month. There are additional trainings offered at the beginning of each semester. For a complete and accurate list of training times for this semester, visit your Handshake account and search for ASAP under "Events." In the event the times offered conflict with your class schedule, please contact the Center for Career & Professional Development. 

ASAP Trainings are held in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

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"

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.

On-campus student employees: New student employees must register and attend ASAP training before they can begin work on-campus or be placed on payroll. 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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Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Room 3.302

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6076, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962