April 9, 2019

Week will be set aside to recognize Purdue student employees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) and Student Employment Services in Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid encourage both campus and community employers to recognize student employees for their workplace contributions during National Student Employment Week, April 14-20.

“Although most student employees use earnings to offset their college costs, the benefits of working are much more than the need for a paycheck,” said David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services in the Division of Financial Aid. “Student employees are reliable individuals who utilize a variety of classroom and life experiences to showcase their talents and skills at their job sites. It is really important for both on- and off-campus employers to set aside time this week to recognize the role Purdue students fulfill in the workplace.”

Purdue offers a variety of programs such as Federal Work-Study (FWS), co-operative education, and internship opportunities to bring student workers and employers together. “Both campus employers and local nonprofit agencies can benefit from hiring FWS eligible students as the government subsidizes the student's wages. In some job programs up to 100% can be subsidized,” Reseigh said.

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

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