National Student Employment Week (NSEW)

Every year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares the second full week in April to be National Student Employment Week (NSEW). It was established to increase public awareness and to recognize students who work while attending college. It’s our chance to thank UIC student employees for their hard work and dedication! In 2021 it will be held April 12th-16th, 2021. For the past twenty-eight years, in conjunction with NSEA, UIC has celebrated National Student Employment Week.


Student Employee of the Year

Departments can nominate student employees based on their exceptional work performance. Winners will win a monetary price.

Nomination letters must have an attached nomination form along with a letter of support.

Nomination Criteria for Student Employee of the Year:
• Overall excellence in all aspects of work performance and position responsibilities.
• Overall service orientation that is consistently responsive.
• Currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago for at least six (6) credit hours.
• Working as a student employee (e-class SA) for the current department for a minimum of 6 months.
• Employee’s unique contribution to their hiring unit (i.e. quality of work, quantity of work, initiative, creative/originality, ability to meet challenges, impact on unit or department).

Deadline: Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 by 5:00pm via (Subject Header: SEOTY 2021).

Career Development Webinars

On-Campus Jobs and Experiential Learning Panel

To start off National Student Employment Week, come listen to the experiences of on-campus student employees and how their part-time jobs contribute to their career development skills.

Monday, April 12, 2021         3:00pm-4:00pm CST          Zoom Link


Money Talks: Beach Bod? Budget Bod!!

Just got hired? Need some advice on budgeting and saving? Join The Federal Savings Bank for a informational guide on how to start off on the right foot financially!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021      10:00am-10:30am CST     Zoom Link

Resume and Cover Letter Webinar

Your resume speaks a lot about you.  Make sure it’s sending the right message. This webinar will cover proper layout, do’s and don’ts, and other tips on how to get the employers’ attention and increase the number of interview invitations.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021     11:00am-12:00pm CST    Zoom Link

Virtual Job Search Webinar

Join UIC Student Employment for a helpful and informative webinar on how to job search effectively in the virtual world! We will go over online job boards, networking, and interviewing.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021     12:00pm-1:00pm CST    Zoom Link

Money Talks: Bear Down on Investing

Investing can be for everyone! Learn how to get started with The Federal Savings Bank in this exciting webinar for students looking for guidance on the basics of investing.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021     2:00pm-2:30pm CST    Zoom Link

Professional Headshots at Home Webinar

If you don’t  have a professional headshot yet, don’t worry! Join this webinar for tips and tricks to get great photos in the comfort of your own home and a smartphone.

Thursday, April 15, 2021     1:00pm-1:30pm CST    Zoom Link