Happy National Student Employment Week!! That’s right, it’s a thing. AND, here at the Office for Student Engagement, we would just like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of you who are student employees.
Did you know that there are more than 10,000 of you on the U of M campus? This means that roughly 1 in every 5 people you walk past on your way to class is employed by the U. I know what you are thinking – dang.
Truth be told, the university student employees are an instrumental part of making sure this institution functions on a day to day basis. Don’t believe me? Let me break it down for you.
-Have you ever eaten a meal in one of the dining halls? Student employment.
-Have you ever checked out a book at a campus library? Student employment.
-Have you ever met with a Strengths Coach? Student employment.
Think you still don’t need them? How about this last one:
-Have you ever, even once, gone to class? Boom. Student employment.
That’s right. Many students are unaware of this fact, but there is actually a team of individuals that go around to classrooms throughout the week to make sure equipment is functioning properly, and supplies are well stocked for professors and students.
So, when I say that these students are an important part of the U, do you believe me now? If not, I highly encourage you to jump on to the UMN Employment website and have your mind blown by the super wide range of positions that you didn’t even know existed. AND, while you are there, feel free to apply to any one of those openings!
To wrap it up for the week though, I would once again just like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of you who currently are working on campus, regardless of your position. We need you to make this place both operational and enjoyable, and you are doing a great job at both!!
For those of you not employed by the U, I encourage you to give it a try! Student jobs offer great pay, flexible hours, and wonderful professional development opportunities. If it doesn’t interest you, that’s fine too, I just want to ask that each and every one of you takes a moment to appreciate those around you who work hard to make this campus so great.
Hey, it is National Student Employment Week after all, how about giving them a high five and a smile!?!