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April 10, 2014

Week set aside to recognize student employees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) and Student Employment Services in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid, along with universities across the country, encourage both campus and community employers to recognize their student employees during National Student Employment Week on April 13-19.

This week of recognition is set aside annually to show the importance of the student work experience and to acknowledge that student employees fulfill valuable roles within their job sites.

"Student employees are reliable individuals with a great mix of classroom experiences and job skills who often use their earnings to offset college expenses," said David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. "It is important to set aside time this week to acknowledge the important role that our student employees play and to recognize them for their efforts."

Purdue offers a variety of programs such as federal work study, co-operative education and internship opportunities to bring student workers and employers together. 

"Both campus employers and local non-profit agencies can benefit from hiring Federal Work-Study eligible students as the government subsidizes the student's wage, sometimes up to 100 percent for some specific job programs," Reseigh said.

For more information about National Student Employment Week or the services offered to Purdue students and employers, contact Student Employment Services in Schleman Hall, Room 302, at 765-494-5056. 

Source: David Reseigh, 765-496-3919, dlreseigh@purdue.edu