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 2020 it will be held April 13th-17th, 2020. For the past twenty-seven years, in conjunction with NSEA, UIC has celebrated National Student Employment Week.
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National Student Employment Week
Essay Contest on "Importance of a Part-Time Job"
UIC student employees can submit a 500 word essay on “The Importance of a Part-Time Job” and how your position positively impacts you. Winners will win a monetary price.
In order to qualify, your essay must have an attached cover sheet.
• Actively working on-campus as a student employee (e-class SA) for a minimum of 3 months
• 500 word essay submission
• Content of the essay should refer to the impact and value of your on-campus job as it relates to your professional development (i.e. skills acquired through your job that will aid your professional career)
Deadline: Friday, March 20th, 2020, by 5:00pm. Submit via campus mail or in person only to Student Employment, SSB, 2100.
Student Employee All Stars and 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 Student Employee All-Stars:
• 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
Deadline: Friday, March 20th, 2020 by 5:00pm. They must be submitted either in person at SSB, 2100 or by campus mail: M/C 335 or fax: 312-413-7944.
Supervisors can submit “sweet sentiment” messages for their student employees by filling out this form before the deadline below. They will be published in our National Student Employment publication during NSEW. This will be free of charge for departments, so be sure to send a message of thanks!
Deadline: Friday, March 27th, 2020 by 5:00pm
Student Employment Information Booths
During this week, come visit us at the Information Booths in the SCE Concourse to participate in our various contests including a TRIVIA, SPIN TO WIN, and CROSSWORD CONTEST.
Monday, April 13, 2020 11:00am-2:00pm SCE, Concourse NW Table 1
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:00am-2:00pm SCE,Concourse NW Table 1
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:00am-2:00pm SCE,Concourse NW Table 1
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Your resume speaks a lot about you. Make sure it’s saying the right things by checking out our Resume and Cover Letter Workshop. The workshop will cover the proper layout of a resume, the “Dos and
Don’ts” of resume building, how to properly write a cover letter, and much more.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:30pm-5:00pm SCE, Room 605 (Tower)
Struggling to find an internship? Attend this workshop and learn tips and methods from a panel of experienced students and alumni who have successfully landed internships.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:30pm-5:00pm SCE, Room 605 (Tower)
LinkedIn Lab and Photo Booth
LinkedIn is commonly used as a recruiting tool. Find out how to optimize your Profile and get a professional headshot! Wear professional attire for the photo. It’s recommended to bring your laptop.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 3:30pm-5:00pm SCE, Cardinal Room (329)