UM to Celebrate National Student Employment Week April 12-18

April 08, 2015

MISSOULA – The University of Montana will acknowledge the value of student employees and the benefits students derive from employment at UM during National Student Employment Week, held Sunday through Saturday, April 12-18.

Many campus offices will celebrate UM student employees by offering rewards to them for presenting their latest paystub. Student employees are encouraged to visit http://www.umt.edu/career/StudentEmployment/NationalStudentEmploymentWeek/default.php  to see what campus employers are offering.

The Office of Career Services and the Division of Student Affairs, in partnership with UM Dining, Residence Life, the University Center, the Mansfield Library, the Adams Center, Campus Recreation and the UM Foundation will host the 13th annual Student Employee of the Year reception. The event honors all student employee nominees and will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16. In addition, Career Services will award a $500 scholarship to the UM Student Employee of the Year.

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

For more information about National Student Employment Week, call Janay Whisman, student employment coordinator in UM’s Office of Career Services, at 406-243-2239 or email janay.whisman@umontana.edu. For more information or for ideas to celebrate student workers, visit http://www.umt.edu/career/StudentEmployment/NationalStudentEmploymentWeek/default.php.   General information regarding student employment at UM can be found online at http://www.umt.edu/career/studentemployment.

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Contact: Janay Whisman, UM student employment coordinator, 406-243-2239, janay.whisman@umontana.edu.