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April 05, 2013


The University of Montana will acknowledge the valuable contributions student employees make at UM and the benefits they derive from employment during National Student Employment Week April 7-13.

All student employees will receive a Student Employee Appreciation card honoring their contributions to the University. Several campus employers will celebrate student employees by offering rewards when they get their cards validated at different locations.  Visit to see participating employers.

The Office of Career Services, in partnership with University Dining Services, Residence Life, the University Center and the Mansfield Library, will host the 11th annual Student Employee of the Year reception honoring all student employee nominees from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 11.  In addition, Career Services will award a $500 scholarship to UM’s Student Employee of the Year.

Studies show students who work on campus part time tend to achieve higher grades, faster degree completion and greater satisfaction with school while suffering lower dropout rates than their nonworking counterparts. A recent survey attributed these findings to students more frequently interacting with their campus environment, fellow students, faculty and administrators, and indicated that students who work on campus possess a greater sense of belonging to the University community.

For more information on National Student Employment Week, call Janay Whisman, student employment coordinator in the UM Office of Career Services, at 406-243-5627 or e-mail For more information and ideas on how to celebrate your student workers, visit General information on student employment at UM can be found online at





Contact: Janay Whisman, UM student employment coordinator, 406-243-5627,