STAMP Guided Reflection on Work (GROW®) is dedicated to enhancing the experience of our student employees as leaders within Stamp and our University of Maryland community through reflection and learning. Research shows that on-campus student employment contributes to student retention when meaningful connections between learning in the classroom and learning on the job are made evident.*
STAMP GROW uses brief, structured conversations between student employees and their supervisors to help students connect the skills and knowledge they are gaining in the classroom with their on-campus employment, and co-curricular experiences. Through GROW, STAMP also provides student employees with leadership and skill development , financial assistance, work experience, recognition, and service opportunities. STAMP GROW is focused on making student employment a "high-impact activity" - one that requires students to reflect on and connect their learning within and beyond the classroom. We hope to accomplish this with GROW conversations, continued development series, alumni networking event, reflection in staff meetings as well as self-guided development plans.
* Pike, G. R., Kuh, G. D., & Massa-McKinley, R. (2009). First-Year Students’ Employment, Engagement, and Academic Achievement: Untangling the Relationship Between Work and Grades. NASPA Journal 45(4), pp. 560–582.
Cermak, K. & Filkins, J. (2007), On-Campus Employment as a Factor of Student Retention and Graduation, The Journal of Student Employment 11(1), pp. 10-14