April 12 through 18, 2015

Each year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares a full week in April to be National Student Employment Week. Career Services at Wright State is a member of NSEA.

Nearly 2,000 Wright State students are employed through the Student Employment Program. These students make tremendous contributions to the university. Career Services encourages campus employers to celebrate the contributions of their student workers and express appreciation for their good work. 

During National Student Employment Week, Wright State recognizes our campus Student Employee of the Year.

How to Participate in National Student Employment Week

Divisions, Colleges, Departments, and Supervisors

Ways to recognize students:

  • Daily, individual recognitions
  • One, large event
  • A combination of individual and group recognitions

Here are a few ideas to recognize students:

  • Nominate your student for Student Employee of the Year (nomination forms due in February)
  • Take your student workers to lunch, provide pizza, or host a carry-in luncheon honoring your students
  • Post a sign in your department, "We Appreciate Our Student Workers"
  • Have your staff wear special badges that say "Student Workers are Great" or "We Appreciate our Student Staff"
  • Change your department phone message to recognize student employees
  • Honor your student workers with a round of applause at your department staff meeting
  • Design and present your student employees certificates of appreciation
  • Create gift bags for each student, and invite your staff to deposit small items in the gift bags
  • Present your student employees with flowers
  • Purchase gift certificates for meaningful purchases:  bookstore, coffee shop, restaurant, gas station


Students are part of National Student Employment Week when they participate in the campus student employment program.

How students benefit from Student Employment:

  • Earn money that helps pay for educational expenses
  • Develop general skill skills for the workplace
  • Experience mentoring and learn to navigate the university and its processes
  • Gain skills and accomplishments to build their resume
  • Find opportunities that influence their career choices

Learn more about Student Employment