IUPUI University College Celebrates Student Employment Appreciation Week

Indianapolis, IN (February 2013) — Student Employment Appreciation Week is April 8-12, 2013, and the deadline for nominations for student employee and student supervisor awards is February 15, 2013. This week is filled with events throughout campus which are both educational and fun. Students can learn how to dress appropriately for interviews and how to give a proper handshake. 

This year there has been a significant change in the nomination policy for student employee and supervisor of the year awards. For the first time, off-campus student employees and off-campus supervisors of students are being included in the nominations so that an award will be given in all four categories: Student Employee of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Off-Campus Student Employee of the Year, and Off-Campus Supervisor of the Year. This will allow off-campus supervisors to get more involved with IUPUI, Student Employment Appreciation Week, and foster a better connection with their IUPUI student employee. 

“With this new component we really wanted to reach out to the off-campus supervisors to vote for their IUPUI students,” said Craig Pelka, Student Employment Consultant for the Office of Student Employment, University College. Additionally, Pelka stated that “the importance of student employment while in college can be transformational.”   

Research shows that students who work 20 hours or less per week while in college are better prepared for the work force. Even more specifically, those who work on campus have an even bigger advantage. It has been demonstrated that those students who work on campus have higher GPA’s, can better relate their work to their major, and are more involved on the campus. 

“Students that work on campus get a chance to see the university from a different angle; they see the entire behind-the-scenes work involved in serving students,” said Pelka.

The invitation-only award ceremony for student employees and their supervisors will include a luncheon and will take place on April 9, 2013 from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in the IUPUI campus center.

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For more information, contact Harriett Bennett at 317-274-5036 or email hbennett@iupui.edu.