​​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.​

​April 10 to April 14, 2023

Tuesday, April 11: Dietsch’s​ Ice Cream Sundae Bar -- Come cool off with Ice Cream on the Patio! Located at CBSL from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rain location will be in the CBSL Atrium. While supplies last

Wednesday, April 12: Donuts & Coffee -- ​Need a morning pick-me-up? Stop by the Cory Street Gazebo for free donuts and coffee with Student Employment from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Rain location will be in the CBSL Atrium. While supplies last

Thursday, April 13: Top Your Own Popcor​​n Station​ -- Come see what’s popping in Student Employment! 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Located in the CBSL Atrium. While supplies last​

Friday, April 14: Symposium -- Student​ Employee of the Year Announced! 8:30 a.m. in the WTS Auditorium.

Looking for ideas to celebrate your student employees? Check out these ideas!​​​

  • Decorate office doors or bulletin boards with posters expressing appreciation to your student workers and listing all their names.
  • Take your student employees out to lunch or have a pizza party.
  • Bring in a dessert for your student employees.
  • Have balloons or flowers at the student worker's desk one day.
  • Create a large thank you card and have your staff sign it.
  • Pat on the Back - Draw an outline of your hand on a piece of paper. Photocopy enough copies for all students in your office. On each hand, write a note that tells the student why they deserve a “Pat on the Back".
  • Treat Day – organize a potluck! Have the full-time staff bring in treats/lunch for student workers.
  • Take pictures - post employee pictures and list what wonderful things they do for your department. Place on your staff bulletin board if you have one.
  • Put together an “exam survival kit" You can include granola bars, cookies, fruit snacks and more!