UM to Celebrate National Student Employment Week April 13-19

April 10, 2014

MISSOULA – The University of Montana will acknowledge the value of student employees and the benefits students derive from employment during National Student Employment Week, April 13-19.

All student employees will receive a Student Employee Appreciation Bookmark from their UM supervisors honoring them for their contributions to the University. Many campus employers will celebrate student employees by offering rewards for presenting the bookmarks at their office locations. Go to to see what campus employers are offering.

The Office of Career Services and the Division of Student Affairs, in partnership with UM Dining Services, Residence Life, the University Center, the Mansfield Library, the Adams Center, Campus Recreation and the UM Foundation will host the 12th annual Student Employee of the Year reception. The event, which honors all the student employee nominees, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 17. In addition, Career Services will award a $500 scholarship to the UM Student Employee of the Year.

Students who work on campus become more engaged with campus activities and organizations, which can be a factor in higher student retention rates and persistence to graduation; gain hands-on experience to increase employability and apply classroom knowledge in real-world settings; have more frequent interactions with fellow students, staff, faculty and other professionals; and have opportunities to earn money to help pay for their education.

For more information on National Student Employment Week, call Janay Whisman, student employment coordinator in UM’s Office of Career Services, at 406-243-2239 or email For more information, or for ideas about how to celebrate your student workers, visit General information regarding student employment at UM can be found online at






Contact: Janay Whisman, UM Student Employment Coordinator, Office of Career Services, 406-243-2239,