Every year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares the second full week in April to be National Student Employment Week.
2014's National Student Employment Appreciation Week will take place April 14-18
This nationwide week of appreciation was established to recognize the importance of students as employees during their college career. The purpose of the week is to further the awareness of student contributions to the University of Akron and Akron community and to show appreciation for their hard work and dedication as both students and employees in part-time positions during the academic year.
Without part-time student employees many departments would find it difficult to meet mission critical goals. Part-time campus opportunities provide many students with funding for college expenses, reducing possible debt burdens so common with college graduates today. Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation. In addition, through the Federal Work-Study Program several local non-profit and government agencies hire Akron students to work in community service positions for their organizations.
National Student Employment Week is a perfect time to recognize the contributions our student employees make throughout the year. Student Employee Supervisors and co-workers are encouraged to celebrate this week and take a few moments to recognize the work of student employees. Click here for some low cost and free ideas for recognizing the contribution of the student employees in your office.