NATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT WEEK
National Student Employment Week is celebrated the second full week in April. Colleges and universities highlight student employment and student employees.
Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, better preparation for the job market upon graduation, and a way to help pay for their education. Many students can earn a significant portion of their college expenses, thus avoiding the debt burden so familiar with college graduates today.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Organizations that employ college students are encouraged to mark the week with ice cream socials, billboards, or special meals to show their appreciation.
Use #StudentEmploymentWeek or #NSEA to share on social media.
According to the National Student Employment Association:
The earliest references to employing college students began at the same time as the founding Harvard, in 1636.
Some sources say the first student to work through his entire college years was Zechariah Brigden. The fourteen-year-old made his way through Harvard College by “ringing the bell and waiting” to graduate in 1657.
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