National Student Employment Week
Pepperdine University 2019-2020 Celebration
"Student Employment Week was a blast! Receiving little treats everyday and getting surprised by candygrams from my supervisors made me feel so appreciated!"
Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week (NSEW). Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career, and better preparation for the job market upon graduation. Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative on campus and throughout the community. Indeed, most schools and surrounding businesses depend on the contributions of this reliable workforce for the efficient operation of the campus and community. Each year Pepperdine University celebrates National Student Employment Week during the second full week of April. National Student Employment Week enables us to recognize and thank Pepperdine students for the contributions they make as employees to the University and the Malibu community.
Pepperdine's Student Employment Office typically hosts different in person events throughout the week to celebrate all Pepperdine student employees. This year, due to current circumstances, we choose to celebrate on Social Media. Each day during April 13-17, 2020, there were special challenges with opportunities for student employees to win 1 of 3 raffle prizes every day. Daily challenges included, "Who has inspired you towards your career goals and why", "What are 3 ways you practice mindfulness", "Tag us in your safer at home work space", "What is the great lesson learned during your student employment position", "What do you want to do in the future after Pepperdine". Over a 100 students participated each day. Raffle prizes were generously donated by employers in our local Malibu Community and surrounding areas. Raffled items included, a $100 gift card to Boccaccio, Pilate Classes, Health Nut gift cards, $50 gift card to Brent's Deli, and so many more. A favorite raffle prize included a ride on WAVES1 golf cart with President Jim Gash as well as two of the winner's friends. Supervisors of student employees were also encouraged to use this opportunity to show appreciation to their student employees during National Student Employment Week.
To further honor our student employees, supervisors were encouraged to nominate their deserving student employee as the Student Employee of the Year. All nominees and supervisors were invited to join the Annual Student Employee of the Year awards ceremony, hosted via zoom, as we honored all nominees, finalists, and announce the Student Employee of the Year. View all 2020 nominees, finalists, winners.