National Student Employment Week

April 8th-12th, 2024

Colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of student employees!

Every year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares the second full week in April to be National Student Employment Week. It was established to increase public awareness and to recognize students who work while attending college. It is also a time to recognize supervisors that oversee the student experience by providing training and development that prepare students for their careers.

Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Setting aside a special week to draw the awareness of others, both on and off campus, is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation.

National Student Employment Week takes commitment, planning, and coordination yet, the effort yields great rewards.

  • Students - Understand their impact and contributions to your campus.
  • Employers - Maximized awareness of the service students provide in the community.
  • Campus - Increased participation and discussion of student employment and career-related issues.

Each institution's ability to celebrate may vary due to institutional budgets, size of events and available resources.

Listed below are fun, easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate your student employees:

  • Treat Week - Provide treats throughout the week
  • Fun Day - Play games, give thank you notes, or small gifts
  • Professional Development Sessions - Resume Building, how to use LinkedIn, financial literacy, or diversity & inclusion
  • Nominations - Participate in Student and/or Supervisor of the Year
  • Contests - Decorate offices or submit photos of the fun to win a prize
  • Celebrate your SEOTY nominees and winner! 


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