Campus honors student workers


April 13 – 19 marks National Student Employment Week said Director of Career Services John Frick, and NMU’s Career Services is encouraging on and off-campus employers to participate by recognizing jobs well done at the student level.

At NMU, the week–named by the National Student Employment Association –sets out to celebrate the work done by the more than 2,000 student employees.

“It’s our job at Career Services to let everyone know that it’s Student Employment Week,” Frick said. “We help offices come up with ideas to use in recognizing great work done by the students.”

Some of these ideas are listed on the Career Services Web site and can be found at They include decorating bulletin boards with employee names, making small care packages for student employees and giving gift certificates from local businesses.

“In our office, small things are given to the students every day of the week,” Frick said. “I can’t tell you what they are because it’s a secret, but we like to make ours a week-long celebration.”

Other groups on campus are also getting into the spirit this year. NMU’s Audio and Visual services will go around campus and videotape students at work.

The footage will be shown on Public TV13 as a special tribute to the student workers, Frick said. Student Employment Week is also a chance for working students to appreciate the professional and educational opportunities given to them by their employers, but ultimately the week gives these employers a chance to say thank you for all the work students do, he added.