Week set aside to honor Purdue student employees
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue University community is asking employers to recognize their student employees for their important contributions during National Student Employment Week on April 9-15.
Student Employment Services in the Division of Financial Aid at Purdue and the National Student Employment Association promote the week as a way to acknowledge the valuable role that student workers fulfill in their jobs. On- and off-campus employers are encouraged to recognize their students' efforts during the week and let them know how important they are to their job site.
David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid, said it is important to remember that student employees are reliable individuals with many talents and skills, and their job earnings contribute to the cost of their education.
Student workers possess a combination of knowledge from their coursework and relevant job skills that make them a great asset to their employers, Reseigh said. Federal work-study eligible students benefit both campus employers and local nonprofit agencies as the government subsidizes the student's wage, sometimes up to 100 percent for a few specific work programs.
Purdue offers a variety of resources - including federal work study, job location and development, co-operative education, and internship opportunities - to bring student workers and employers together.
For more information about National Student Employment Week or the services offered to employers and Purdue students, contact the Division of Financial Aid Student Employment Services Office in Schleman Hall, Room 302.
Source: David Reseigh, 765-496-3919, firstname.lastname@example.org