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Student Employment Center

Student Employee Recognition

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National Student Employment Week

Every year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares the second full week in April to be National Student Employment Week. For 2020, Western Washington University will join in this national celebration April 13 to April 17.

Western Washington University employs roughly 2,500 students each academic year. Our student employees contribute to the academic and extra-curricular aspects that makes Western such an excellent place to educate students. Not only do the students help keep Western functioning, but the combined contributions of mentors, supervisors, and peers help our students enter the workforce as better employees.

Student Employee Supervisors and co-workers are encouraged to celebrate this week and take a few moments to recognize the work of student employees.

Here are a few ideas for activities you can do during your recognition efforts:

  • Milk & Cookies Party
  • Potluck Lunch
  • Goodie Bags
  • Sundae Bar
  • "Words of Appreciation" Graffiti Board
  • Potato Bar
  • Haiku Party
  • Care Packages
  • Raffles or Drawings
  • In-Office Competitions with prizes
    • Best smile
    • Best jokester
    • Most detail-oriented
    • Funkiest dresser