National Student Employment Week
Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. 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.
Of course, a primary motivation for most students is the need to help pay for their education. Many students are able to earn a significant portion of their college expenses, thus avoiding the debt burden so common with college graduates today.
At the University of Findlay, student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Indeed, our departments depend on the contributions of this reliable workforce for the efficient operation of the entire campus. It is appropriate to set aside a special week to draw the awareness of others, both on campus and off, to the contributions student workers make in the multitude of roles they fill.
By celebrating this week, we hope to increase employer awareness of the services that student employees provide; increasing employer base and positions available for students, and providing open recognition for their outstanding work.
Student Employee of the Year
The Student Employee of the Year program recognizes outstanding student employees who perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication and initiative. Our faculty and staff depend on the contributions of student employees. This reliable workforce contributes to the efficient operation of the entire campus. We aim to educate and empower our students to be proactive in their lifetime academic and career success.
The nomination process begins January when students are nominated by the faculty and staff. These individuals are reviewed among other UF students to determine the winner. Student Employee of the Year will be revealed during the recognition banquet held during the National Student Employment Week. The campus winner will then be submitted for review for state, regional, and national recognition.