Students work in over 100 labor departments, each of which is supervised by at least one faculty member or professional staff person selected by the department head. Additionally, most departments have labor mentors, individuals who are not directly charged with supervisory responsibilities, but who actively participate in student training and development. Many departments will also have students serving in supervisory/leadership roles.

The Dean of Labor provides general oversight for all work areas to ensure consistency of administration and regulation enforcement as well as training and assessment.   Labor Departments will vary widely in the nature of work performed, internal structures, methods of supervision, degrees of autonomy, etc. 

Students are encouraged to experience a variety of work environments to maximize their learning opportunities and expose themselves to different work styles.