Watch this page for updates for the 2023 National Student Employment Week
April 11-15th, 2022
National Student Employment Week is celebrated during the second full week in April every year. Colleges and universities across the country take time to recognize the importance of student employees. Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Setting aside a special week to draw the awareness of others, both on and off campus, is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation.
Nearly one-third of Iowa State students work on campus. Studies show that student employment is a powerful tool for students – helping with time management, connection to campus, and development of career readiness skills. We also know they have a huge impact on the work we do on campus. The Office of Financial Aid, in collaboration with campus partners, is excited to share a wide variety of campus-wide events. There will be a lot of prizes and giveaways for those that participate. We look forward to celebrating with you!
Workshops for Student Employees
Below is a series of workshops designed to help student employees get the most out of their student employment experience. Join experts as they dive in and help you take the next step in your career. The workshops are open to all student employees, regardless of their year in school or major. Registration required for virtual workshops, but walk-ins welcome for the in-person sessions.
How to Talk to Employers about Your Part-Time Job – Part-time jobs are incredibly valuable for students but many don’t understand the transferable skills they are gaining that can be applied to most full-time jobs. Learn how to identify these skills, incorporate them into your resume and speak confidently to employers about them.
April 11th, 3 PM, Pearson 2157
Led by LAS Career Services
Salary Negotiation – Learn effective strategies for negotiating salary when offered a job.
April 12th, 4:45 PM, Webex – Register
Led by CHS Career Services
Transitioning Leadership – Want to be successful as you transition into or out of a role within your organization? Come as a group to find out how to effectively transition your organization.
April 13th, 12:00-1:00 PM, Room 3560, Memorial Union
Led by Memorial Union Student Engagement
Using LinkedIn and Free Headshots – Learn about the importance of and best practices for in-person networking. Also, learn how to effectively use LinkedIn to network and search for jobs. Get tips to set up your profile, get noticed, and more! Join us 30 minutes before or after to have your headshot taken with our professional back drop. You will need to bring your own camera or phone and an ECS Staff Member will take your picture!
April 13th, 2:10-3:00 PM, 2004 Black Engineering
Led by ECS Career Services
Professional Communication and Interview Prep – Learn tips, strategies, and resources available for creating effective communications materials for job and internship seeking and preparing for interviews.
April 14th, 11 AM, WebEx – Register
Led by Design Career Services
Show Me the Money: Student Budgeting Workshop – Creating a budget for your college expenses is a great way to track spending and avoid overborrowing. In this workshop, learn how to maximize your student paycheck and set yourself up for success!
April 14th, 1-2 PM, Atanasoff B0029
Led by Office of Student Financial Success
Comprehensive Job Search Strategies – Learning different avenues you can take in order to land the job you want after college, regardless of desired career or major. You will also learn what it looks like to make meaningful connections and how you can use those connections to find that perfect job.
April 14th, 4-5 PM, Gerdin 2128
Led by Ivy College of Business Career Services
Dissecting the Job Offer – Does the thought of leaving the secure confines of Iowa State for the harsh realities of the “real world” intimidate you? Not given much thought to job offers outside the salary figure? Join us for an inside look at the potential benefit package of your first job. Special emphasis will be placed on 401K’s, other retirement savings plans, and the importance of saving at an early age.
April 15th, 11:00 AM, Curtiss 0308
Led by College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services
Free Trivia Events – with Prizes!
The Student Employment Center is hosting online trivia Monday-Thursday of National Student Employment Week! Test your knowledge by logging in daily. Prizes will be given to overall winners and for winners of BONUS questions.
Participation is limited, so don’t be late! There will be a separate registration for each day so we can contact you if you are a winner.
Monday April 11th, 12 PM
Theme: Star Wars
Tuesday April 12th, 12 PM
Wednesday April 13th, 12 PM
Thursday April 14th, 12 PM
Theme: ISU Athletics
No celebration is complete without food! Stop by and tell us your favorite thing about working while being at Iowa State.
Monday, April 11th, 2:00-4:00 PM – Sweet Treats
South Library Lawn
Sponsored by ISU Dining
Wednesday, April 13th, 11:00-2:00 PM – Popcorn Bar
Ground Floor of Beardshear Hall
Sponsored by Office of Student Financial Aid
Friday, April 15th, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM – Coffee and Tea Bar
State Gym Lobby
Sponsored by Recreation Services
Professional Development for Managers of Student Employees
We hosted a webinar for managers of student employees at Iowa State. View the recording for tips and tools that can help you as a supervisor elevate the student employment experience from “just a job” to career ready. We also brainstormed ways to celebrate and thank your student employees during National Student Employment Week.