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K-State Today

April 4, 2016



Celebrate student employees with National Student Employment Week April 11-15

By Ashley Bailey

Student employees are crucial to the success of many offices on campus and National Student Employment Week is a great time to celebrate your hard-working student employees.

Student employment is shown to promote retention and engagement for students, as well as help develop skills for future career success. Join the initiative to recognize K-State's student employees throughout the week of April 11-15.

Here are some suggestions to honor your student employees:

  • Throw a pizza party, potluck, do-it-yourself sundae bar or foot-long sub party; have a popcorn machine in your office; serve cake and punch or have a hamburger/hot dog BBQ.
  • Host scavenger hunts with prizes for the winners.
  • Decorate office doors or bulletin boards with posters expressing appreciation to student workers and listing all students' names.
  • Arrange for administrators to do some "reverse" job shadowing — partner with a student worker for a day or even an hour, to see what kinds of duties are involved.
  • Organize trivia contests with prizes for winners.
  • Distribute certificates of appreciation.

If you are recognizing student employees on social media during that week, please use #WildcatWay to join in the campuswide celebration.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to share the full list of events and giveaways for the week with students. 

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