Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training

What is SET Training?

SET Training is a one-day or half-day intensive session on topics of interest to student employment professionals. SET Training is usually offered in conjunction with the annual conference

Thank you to all that attended the 2018 SET Training in Milwaukee

Stay tuned for 2019 SET information


2018 Price:  $59 members / $69 non-members

2018 SET Training topic was:



William A. (Bill) Gentry, Ph.D. is the Director of Career and Professional Development at High Point University where he is responsible for partnering with employers to create internship opportunities for current High Point University students, and employment opportunities or grad school placement upon their graduation. 

As a researcher and practitioner, Dr. Gentry examines what leaders, notably first-time managers, can do to be successful and avoid derailment, and how organizations can build a healthy leadership pipeline by focusing on first-time, frontline and entry-level managers and supervisors. As a keynote speaker for conferences and events, he informs and inspires leaders, particularly entry- and first-level supervisors and managers who are leading for the first time to be their best.

During his career, Dr. Gentry has amassed more than 70 academic presentations and has published more than 40 academic articles. In addition, he and his research has been featured in more than 50 Internet and news outlets including, the Wall Street Journal,, Harvard Business ReviewChief Learning Officer,, Toastmasters, and He wrote the cover article to the July 2017 edition of TD Magazine focusing on first-time managers and new leaders (From Me to We). Dr. Gentry has also used his passion for research and developing first-time managers to write the highly acclaimed book Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders (Berrett-Koehler Publishers).

Before coming to High Point University, Bill worked for more than a decade at the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked global provider of executive education and leadership development as a researcher, trainer, and manager. Bill graduated summa cum laude from Emory University, and earned his M.S and Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Georgia. He and his wife Courtney live in High Point, North Carolina.

 SET Training Cancellation Policy

  • Registration fees cannot be refunded for NSEA SET Training. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual; the invoice for the new registration will be revised to reflect the new registrant's membership status.
  • In the event that a SET Training must be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, NSEA will refund the cost of registration. However NSEA does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.

Unforeseen Circumstances Defined for Refund and Cancellation Policies:

Unforeseen circumstances is used to describe an event that is unexpected and prevents NSEA from continuing with a conference, training, or webinar. Examples of such circumstances can include, but are not limited to, inclement weather or other natural disasters, site unavailability, technology challenges, and presenter absence.