Student Employee Appreciation Week


Contributed by Michelle Hammond

National Student Employment Week is the week of April 12th, and IC Student Employment would like to take this time to recognize the participation of student employees in the day-to-day operations of the College. 

Organized by the National Student Employment Association (NSEA), this week underscores the impact of student employees and student supervisors on college campuses nationally. The purpose of this week is threefold—to promote student employment at IC, to recognize the contribution of student employees at IC and within the Ithaca community, and to recognize the work of student supervisors, who play a vital role in providing student employees with learning and mentorship opportunities during their time at IC. 

Student employment looks different at IC this year, as students are working remote, on campus, and in hybrid capacities. Across geographies, time zones, and even in our backyard, student employees have provided valuable time, insight, and service across many of IC’s departments. In our continuing effort to de-densify campus, we will not be holding our annual luncheon; however, we hope you will still take this time to recognize and to offer support to your student employees.  

On our Student Employee Appreciation Website, we provide several suggestions for your department’s participation in National Student Employment Week: including student awards, thank you cards, events, and opportunities for feedback and networking. There will also be ideas and discussion around this topic at the next SUPERvision event, hosted by the Experiential Learning Alliance Employment Enhancement (SEE) Committee, scheduled for April 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Access via Zoom link).  We hope you will join us in recognizing the invaluable service of student employees at IC during this challenging year, and we thank you for your mentorship and support of the students within your departments.  

For questions, please contact Student Employment at