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National Student Employee Appreciation Week

National Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 11–17, 2016

The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) designates one week each year for universities and colleges across the country to recognize the substantial contributions of students who work on campus.

Here at UT Austin, over 10,000 students are employed by the university, playing a key role in our educational, research, and operational excellence. Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. At the same time, they develop important skills and experience.

The Division of Student Affairs partners with Human Resources in sponsoring National Student Employee Appreciation Week activities. In addition, all schools, colleges, and departments in the university are encouraged to take the opportunity during National Student Employee Appreciation Week, and throughout the year, to thank their student employees and let them know that their efforts are valued. Please download our tips on ways to recognize your student employees [PDF]. A template for a Certificate of Appreciation [PDF] and printable flyer [PDF] are also available for your use.

2016 Career Resources Fair for Student Employees:
April 12, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Texas Union 3.304 – Quadrangle Room

An exciting new event has been added to National Student Employee Appreciation Week for 2016. Human Resources is partnering with Career Services offices across campus to host a Career Resources Fair, open to all students employed by UT Austin.

Activities include 5-minute resume reviews, a LinkedIn photo booth,mini-mock interviews, professional appearance and etiquette advice, and elevator speech / handshake practice workshops. Please see the printable flyer [PDF] for more details and a list of participating offices.

2015-2016 President’s Student Employee of the Year Award

A highlight of National Student Employee Appreciation Week is the culmination of the annual competition for the President’s Student Employee of the Year Award. The award is sponsored by the Office of the President, in conjunction with the President’s Staff Awards. In addition, the winner, finalists, and nominees for the award are celebrated at an event sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.