Program Highlights

Launched in the fall of 2016, Holy Family College’s Work Program, HFC Works, is an enhanced learning opportunity that is designed to integrate real-world work experience and academics. Students who are apart of the Work Program work in virtually every office on campus, directly contributing to and impacting Holy Family College and the individuals who work and learn here.  

  • Eighth college in the nation to have a work program 
  • Holistic approach to the college experience, all geared toward preparing students for a successful career after college
  • Allows all students the opportunity to contribute financially to their education and graduate with less debt
  • Helps students navigate the critical balance between academics, work and extracurricular activities in a developmental and learning-focused setting
  • Residential students are required to work an average of 10 hours a week in return for a tuition credit and receive a biweekly amount for discretionary spending

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About HFC WOrks 

The Program:

The Work Program model helps students develop skills like: teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, professional communication, leadership and much more.

 

The HFC Works program is embedded in the mission of the college as we strive to create life-long learners with a mutual respect and concern for people.

Key Outcomes:

  • Understand the value of “work” and the important role that every position and department plays in making an organization function effectively and successfully.
  • Develop advanced skills needed in the current workplace including: communication, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Connect classroom learning and help students build robust résumés through campus jobs and community internships.
  • Apply management skills and put into practice what is learned by moving up the ranks to supervisory positions on and off campus, including internships in a student’s field of study.

  

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HFC WORKS INTERNSHIPS

OPTION 1

  • 12 hours per week for 30 weeks (academic year) 180 hours per semester (360 per academic year)

  • $2,200 per semester paid to the college. Money goes toward student’s tuition credit, a paycheck every two weeks and administrative costs.

OPTION 2

  • 20 hours per week for 30 weeks (academic year) 300 hours per semester (600 per academic year)

  • $3,450 per semester paid to the college. Money goes toward student’s tuition credit, a paycheck every two weeks and administrative costs.


BENEFITS TO EMPLOYER

  • In order to participate in HFC Works internships, students must first apply and be accepted into the program. Only students with successful work records will be allowed to participate in the off-campus HFC Works internship program.

  • Businesses/organizations will interview each potential hire, giving them control over their intended employee.

  • Creates a pipeline for potential new employees, experienced and proven, before a full job offer is given
  • Employer is giving back to the community by assisting that student in reducing post-college debt and helping ready the student for the full time workforce.

  • Constant support from the Office of HFC Works in the event that issues do arise. The Office of HFC Works also will be regularly communicating with both the business and student to make sure the requirements are being met and the position is beneficial to both.


REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYER

  • Complete required paperwork, including an affiliation agreement, formal evaluation and HFC timesheets.
  • Job descriptions must be submitted to the Office of HFC Works and position must be approved before opening up position to students.

5 Principles of the HFC Works

 

1. Respect work as learning opportunity

2. Begin your leadership journey

3. Quality academic + professional preparation = successful life

4. Be passionate about your work

5. Embrace stewardship and personal responsibility

 

If you want to learn more about the 5 Principles, click here.

SLC Works Dean

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Matthew Goff

Dean of SLC Works 

Office of SLC Works

matthew.goff.@sl.edu

920-686-6262

Matthew Goff earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Master of Education degree in student personnel in higher education from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Prior to coming to Silver Lake College of the Holy Family , Goff worked in student leadership development positions in the department of residential life at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and most recently in student life at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc.

To SLC Works, Goff brings his experience in training, leadership development and adult learning in higher education. He has developed and taught coursework, and served as an adviser to emerging student leaders and other student organizations.

Goff leads the ongoing development of the SLC Works. He is responsible for providing strategic and day-to-day leadership for the student employment program in alignment with the college’s mission, values and cultural principles.

“I believe in the holistic approach that Silver Lake College of the Holy Family takes with students and that the best possible experience a student can have comes through blending academics, extracurricular experiences and work,” Goff said.

If you'd like to contact Goff, he can be reached at matthew.goff@sl.edu or 920-686-6262. 

Matthew Goff

Dean of SLC Works 

Office of SLC Works

matthew.goff.@sl.edu

920-686-6262

 

 

Matthew Goff earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a Master of Education degree in student personnel in higher education from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Prior to coming to Silver Lake College, Goff worked in student leadership development positions in the department of residential life at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and most recently in student life at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc.

To SLC Works, Goff brings his experience in training, leadership development and adult learning in higher education. He has developed and taught coursework, and served as an adviser to emerging student leaders and other student organizations.

Goff leads the ongoing development of the SLC Works. He is responsible for providing strategic and day-to-day leadership for the student employment program in alignment with the college’s mission, values and cultural principles.

“I believe in the holistic approach that Silver Lake College takes with students and that the best possible experience a student can have comes through blending academics, extracurricular experiences and work,” Goff said.

If you'd like to contact Goff, he can be reached at matthew.goff@sl.edu or 920-686-6262.

Testimonials

“Working and going to school at the same time is valuable because it ties everything together and makes so much more sense. Bookwork and fieldwork are completely different, and getting to have that real-world experience will be so helpful in my future career.” 

— Megan Sheahan ‘15

 

“This is what makes the college unique: the people, the energy that goes around, and how everyone is so positive with each other. They challenge you, because they believe in you.” 

— Fernanda Torres ‘19

Did you know?

88%
of HFC Works graduates say their work program experience was important to reduce their college costs.

75%
of HFC Works graduates say their work program experience helped them prepare for their first job.

83%
of HFC Works graduates credit their work program experience with making them effective problem-solvers.