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National Student Employment Week

National Student Employment Week 2023

Pepperdine University 2022-2023 Celebration

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. 

This year's National Student Employment Week took place from April 10-14, 2023. With a tropical theme to set the stage for daily events, the Student Employment Office invited students to the office for treats and sweets throughout the week to show their appreciation for student's efforts in their employment throughout the year. From Helados ice cream to popcorn & lemonade and coffee & donuts, students were not only thanked profusely for their work but are also given snacks that they could take and enjoy during classes or their workday. Students were also encouraged to participate in a raffle drawing for prizes that were donated by our own Pepperdine community and also local businesses within the Malibu community. The outpouring of love and support for our student employees this year was a blessing, and it is with hope that each student walked away knowing that they are valued. 

Throughout the week, over 920 students visited the Student Employment office either to grab a treat or place their name in the raffle drawing. The office was always bustling with activity and filled with the sounds of chatting and laughter. Though not everyone was able to make the daily events, students were strongly encouraged to stop by any time to say hello and receive a word of, "thanks." With supervisors and departments across campus celebrating their students in various ways, it was inspiring to see so many students smile and realize that their efforts and time are noticed and appreciated. As the week came to a close, the Student Employment Office was encouraged by the turnout with the goal to engage more students every year. A heartfelt thank you to all of our student employees, supervisors, and volunteers who helped to make this week possible!

To further honor our student employees, supervisors are encouraged to nominate their deserving student employee as the Student Employee of the Year.

View Past National Student Employment Weeks

 National Student Employment Week 2021


 National Student Employment Week 2020

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.  


 National Student Employment Week 2019

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 National Student Employment Week 2018

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 National Student Employment Week 2017

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 National Student Employment Week 2016

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 National Student Employment Week 2015

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