Purdue employers urged to recognize student workers' contributions
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue's Division of Financial Aid is encouraging both campus and community employers to honor student employees as part of the National Student Employment Week from April 11-17.
The Student Employment Services area in the Division of Financial Aid, along with the National Student Employment Association, annually promote the second week of April to recognize the student workers' contributions in both on- and off-campus jobs.
"Student workers possess a wide range of classroom knowledge, job skills and ingenuity that make them a great benefit to their employers," said David Reseigh, student employment coordinator in Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. "Student workers invest in themselves by using their earnings to contribute to their education. So it's important that employers recognize the work they do."
Federal work study eligible students can benefit both campus employers and community nonprofit agencies as the federal government will pay 70 percent of the student’s wage and up to 100 percent in some specific job programs.
Purdue offers a variety of resources -- including federal work study, job location and development, cooperative 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 or call 765-494-5056.
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